Police arrest suspect in deadly New Year’s Day shooting

| Jan 19, 2021 | criminal defense |

A deadly New Year’s Day shooting at a Savannah bar left one dead, two injured, and police scrambling to find the culprit. The SPD has now apprehended the main suspect.

Kendal Stevens was arrested on January 15th in a joint effort between the SPD’s Impact Team and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

He faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The early morning shooting, which took place at the popular Tree House bar in City Market, left three people with gunshots wounds. Police responded to the scene at the 300 block of West St. Julian Street where they found two men wounded, a third victim would be identified later. One of the victims, Corey Vance, 26, would die from his injuries at a local hospital.

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