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Man sought in connection with Christmas Eve slaying

Maurice Jamar Bentley (Source: SCMPD) Maurice Jamar Bentley (Source: SCMPD)

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are asking for the public's help in finding Savannah man who's wanted in connection with a fatal shooting.

Police said Maurice Jamar Bentley, 31, is wanted on charges in the death of Michael John Polite, 38, on Dec. 24. Polite, a father of four, was shot dead in the 800 block of Elliott Avenue.

Bentley, 31, is described as a black male whose about 5'10" and  145 lbs. with a thin build. Police said he is a registered sex offender and was last known to have longer length braided or corn-rowed hair. He may have cut it.

Police said Bentley should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on Bentley's location can call 911 or the Violent Crimes office at 912.525.3124 immediately.

Anyone with information on the case may call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters to CrimeStoppers remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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