Bond denied for suspect charged in fatal shooting during SWAT operation on West 38th Street

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The suspect charged for the fatal shooting on West 38th Street appeared in court on Tuesday.

The judge denied bond for 26-year-old Deonta Young, which the judge said could only be granted in Superior Court.

GBI agents have charged Young with felony murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

WTOC confirmed Tuesday that the victim, 76-year-old Shep Morrell is the grandfather of Young.

Young appeared in court for a short moment until his attorney waived his appearance in court and then he left. We received a copy of the warrant, but the warrant was not read in court.

We spoke with the clerk of the court who said they expected for the warrant to be read in court and for a District Attorney to potentially bring in new evidence to what exactly happened when Young shot his grandfather last Friday. He says with preliminary cases like these, it will just have to wait until his next hearing. That will be August 3.

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