On Saturday, March 24, 2018, at about 10:15 PM police responded to a shooting at a carnival in the parking lot of the Colonial Mall at Glynn Place. Officers found a 16-year- old male with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
The victim was stabilized at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported via helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Savannah. The victim received treatment for his injuries overnight and released from the hospital.As a result of the investigation into this incident, arrest warrants were issued for 18-year- old Brunswick resident Larry Monroe.
The Brunswick Police Department assisted Glynn County Police Investigators with attempting to find Monroe Monday evening. At about 8:15 PM this date, Brunswick Police Officers arrested Monroe in the area of the McIntyre Court housing complex on Albany Street. He will be charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, and held in the Glynn County Detention Center.
It appears that the shooting was as a result of a fight between two teenagers. Investigators have worked diligently since Saturday to investigate this incident and bring the person responsible for the senseless and reckless act of violence to justice.
Glynn County Police Chief John Powell wants those in the community who commit violent acts such as this to know it will not be tolerated.
“The Glynn County Police Department will work with other partner law enforcement agencies in Glynn County to aggressively investigate and prosecute these senseless acts of violence. Families should be able to enjoy activities within the Golden Isles without fear of those who have no regard for innocent lives”, Powell stated on Sunday.
Investigators are asking anyone who was at the carnival at the time of the shooting that may have cell phone video or information about the incident to come forward and contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802 or the Silent Witness line at 912-264- 1333