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Police arrest man in fatal shooting in Brunswick

Special to SEGAZINE

Police have arrested a Glynn County man in a 2 a.m. fatal shooting about a block from the Glynn County jail and courthouse.

Brunswick police arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins, 25, at 8:40 Friday night on a murder charge, Capt. Kevin Jones said.

Officers who responded to a 2:10 a.m. call of shots fired arrived in the westernmost block of G Street to find a man with a single gunshot wound, the Brunswick Police Department said in a release.

The victim, Justin Lamar Carreker, 25, of Brunswick was taken to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, where he died shortly after his arrival, police said.

Until noon, a full block of G Street between Newcastle and Reynolds streets was closed as investigators mapped the crime scene and searched for clues. The historic Glynn County courthouse is in the next block of G Street and the county’s Harold Pate Annex, jail and courthouse are a just a block away.

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