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Man charged in White Bluff Road shooting

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Ernest Patterson (Source: Chatham Co. Detention Center) 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.

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