Police release name of Savannah homicide victim

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — A man is waiting to appear in court after a weekend shooting in Savannah.

pantry homicidePolice responded to the Cedar Pantry to investigate a homicide.

The suspect, Carlos Ferguson Jr., is now in custody. Police said he is from Memphis but was living in Hardin County.

“We got one suspect. The individual was charged with first-degree murder and also three counts of reckless endangerment,” Investigator T.J. Barker said.

Investigators said Ferguson fired into a parked car where Brelyn Cherry was sitting with three others. Cherry was shot in the head and killed. The other passengers were not hurt.

The family of the 21-year-old victim did not want to go on camera but did say that Cherry was at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong crowd.

Investigators said they still are working to find a motive. Ferguson faces five charges including first-degree murder.

Ferguson is expected in court Tuesday morning.

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