Suspect arrested, charged in Nov. 7 shooting of juvenile on Church Street

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened on Nov. 7.

People in the neighborhood near Church Street and Delyon are thankful after Alfonso Alexander was arrested on Thanksgiving Day. Investigators identified Alexander as being one of the suspects responsible for the shooting that injured the 12-year-old boy who was holding a three-year-old.

"It makes me feel more at ease that now they are getting the ones who aren't supposed to be with guns," one neighbor said.

Another neighbor says she knows Alexander because he used to be friends with her son.

"He wasn't always a bad kid as far as I know, but you know, when you get with the wrong crowds, people motivate you to do this," she said.

Alexander's criminal history dates back to 2015. He has numerous charges including possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property, feeling to elude a police officer, armed robbery, and failure to appear in court.

Alexander's most recent arrest adds to that history. He's now charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He also violated his probation while he was committing these crimes.

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