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Suspect arrested for deadly stabbing at 39th, Live Oak streets

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a homicide near the intersection of 39th and...
The Savannah Police Department is investigating a homicide near the intersection of 39th and Live Oak Streets.(WTOC)
Updated: Jan. 27, 2021 at 3:32 PM EST
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested for a deadly stabbing that occurred on East 39th Street on Jan. 8.

Aljakwan Ward, 25, was booked into the Chatham County jail on Wednesday, Jan 27, on a charge of murder

Ward is accused of stabbing and killing Reginald Black, 51.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Savannah Police Department is investigating a homicide near the intersection of 39th and Live Oak streets.

Police say they were called to that area around 6:45 p.m. Friday evening.

When they arrived, officers found a man with significant injuries. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died. The victim has since been identified as 51-year-old Reginald Black.

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson and the Savannah Police Department have since confirmed to WTOC that this was a stabbing and Black. died as a result of apparent stab wounds.

Police say circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call SPD’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal here. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.

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