Man arrested in fatal shooting case

Man arrested in fatal shooting case

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - On Wednesday, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested one man wanted for murder and two others, and seized cash, drugs and stolen weapons in a combined effort with U.S. Marshals and Tactical Reaction and Prevention officers.

SCMPD homicide detectives and TRAP officers combined with the Mashals' Southeastern Regional Felony Task Force to serve a search warrant at a house on the first block of Eagle Street. Chatham-Savannah County Narcotics Team was also called in to augment the investigation after authorities served the warrant.

Izell Marketh Perry, 22, and Kevin Lamar Speaks, 31, were taken into custody. They were being sought by authorities who were investigating the shooting death of Sidney Grant, 32, which took place in front of Club Frozen on Indian Street on March 16. Authorities also arrested Techina Denise Copeland, 28, who lived in the house where Perry and Speaks were found.

Authorities have charged Perry with Grant's murder. Police say he has arrest records with SCMPD dating back to 2008, including aggravated battery, aggravated assault, obstruction and terroristic threats and acts.

Speaks, who was being sought for questioning, is being held on two contempt of court charges and a probation violation. His record with SCMPD, which included possession, three obstruction charges and four probation violations, extends to 1999.

Copeland has been charged with trafficking in cocaine over 28 grams, possession of marijuana, possession of tools for the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.

Authorities also seized more than $11,000 in cash, more than a pound of illegal drugs and three weapons determined to have been stolen.

Grant was originally being sought for questioning in the shooting deaths of Michael Biancosino, 30, and Emily Pickels, 21, who were shot while driving in front of her residence on West Henry Street on Sept. 1, 2012. Since Grant's death, the investigation has confirmed that he was in fact the shooter in that case. Investigators are now focused on finding any other parties involved.

SCMPD homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020, the confidential tip line at 912.525.3124 or text CRIMES (274637).

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