Ernest Patterson (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
A Savannah man was charged Friday in connection with a shooting
that occurred Jan. 23.
Ernest Patterson, 21, was charged with aggravated assault,
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted armed robbery, and
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the commission of a crime.
John Perry, 25, was shot when two men were outside his Turtle
Creek Apartment in the 11900 block of White Bluff Road fired his the door.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigators determined
Patterson fired the shots after a drug-related confrontation. Violent crimes
detectives continue to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers
at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020"
plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.