17-year-old charged in the shooting death of woman

Javonte Ward
Javonte Ward(WTOC)
Published: Aug. 23, 2023 at 9:22 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A 17-year-old has been charged in the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman.

Chatham County Police found Kayla Davis’ body July 1st on Bismark Avenue.

At the time, CCPD only referred to the incident as a death investigation.

However the Chatham County Coroner’s office ruled that Davis died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and the cause of death was also ruled a homicide.

Javonte Ward, 17, is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, making a false statement and possession of a handgun by person under the age of 18.

Ward was originally only charged with tampering with evidence in the case in connection to the case.

The involuntary manslaughter charge says Ward unintentionally killed Davis by shooting her.