Suspect charged with shooting teenager on Staley Ave.
The Savannah Police Department’s violent crimes detectives are investigating a double-shooting that happened in the 900-block of Staley Avenue on Wednesday night.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: According to the Savannah Police Department, further investigation identified Parcardi Trappio as a suspect in the June 10 homicide of Latanya Williams, 17.
On Wednesday, November 4, while detained at the Chatham County Detention Center for unrelated charges, detectives served Trappio with a warrant for murder in connection to this case.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Savannah Police Department’s violent crimes detectives are investigating a double-shooting that happened in the 900-block of Staley Avenue on Wednesday night.
They say it happened in broad daylight, just before 7:00 P.M. According to the release from SPD, officers found a vehicle damaged by gunfire. Inside was 17-year-old Latanya Williams. She died at the hospital later from a gunshot wound. Her brother, 27-year-old Akeem Williams was with her and had minor injuries. He was taken to the hospital before police arrived.
Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem, Dr. Estella Edwards Shabazz represents the area, and said she was told about the shooting by Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter and City Manager Patrick Monahan shortly after it happened.
“My heart breaks hearing the news of Latanya Williams and her brother Akeem in becoming the latest victims of gun violence in our city. My heart just really, really, really breaks," Shabazz said.
She said she hasn’t spoken to the Williams family, but she sends them her condolences. Shabazz said that Williams had her whole life ahead of her.
“We are talking about one of our babies. One of our babies who did not have a chance to live to become a full adult.”
Shabazz met with us shortly after a Savannah City Council meeting where they learned violent crime is actually down city-wide. Williams marks the 18th homicide for the city in 2020.
“I am committed along with our council to find more solutions, and I am dedicated one hundred percent to finding more solutions to end gun violence here in our city," Shabazz added.
Police say they don’t think it was a random shooting, but they are still investigating.
A suspect description has not been given.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact detectives at (912) 525-3124.
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