Savannah Police charge 19-year-old suspect for murder

Vernon Priester

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Police announce murder charges against the teen they say fatally shot 22-year-old Aahkil Heyward.

19-year-old Vernon Priester is charged with murder and two charges of aggravated assault for shooting Heyward.

Police found Heyward dead outside his residence on March 16th.  His father Lewis Heyward and third victim, Tracy Taylor were also injured trying to subdue Priester.

Priester suffered serious injuries at the hands of his victims. He remains in stable condition at Memorial University Medical Center and will be transported to the Chatham County Detention Center upon his release from the hospital and pending arrest.


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