SAVANNAH, GA (February 8, 2013): A Savannah man on Friday was charged with the Jan. 23 shooting of another man on White Bluff Road .

Ernest Patterson, 21, was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the commission of a crime.

John Perry, 25, was treated for a gunshot wound after being struck by a bullet fired at his apartment door while two men were outside his Turtle Creek Apartment on the 11900 block of White Bluff Road.

The investigation by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police determined Patterson fired the shots after a drug-related confrontation.

Violent crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


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