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03/29/06

Teen Charged in Murder

A Savannah teen is in jail facing murder charges after a shooting on Savannah's westside. Shortly before 8pm last night, Savannah-Chatham police found 15-year-old Terrell Butts suffering from at least one gunshot wound after they were called to the corner of 44th and Bulloch Streets.

An ambulance rushed the victim to Memorial Health, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Detectives recovered a gun at the scene and talked to witnesses throughout the early morning hours. They also questioned a suspect.

Then about 3am this morning, they arrested 18-year-old Juan Russell Williams and charged him with one count of murder.

They also searched Williams' home, located about a block away from the murder scene. Detectives have not yet released a motive for the shooting, but they did recover some items from the house that may be related to the case.

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