Second suspect charged with murder in October 2017 homicide

Archie Bryant (Chatham County Police Department)

Savannah Police, along with the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Long County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a second suspect in an October 2017 homicide.

Archie Bryant, 23, has been charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of firearm by convicted felon for his involvement in the murder of 22-year-old Shawn Rhinehart.

Officers responded to the 5500 block of Betty Drive around 6:55 p.m. on Oct. 8, 2017, where they found Rhinehart suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Around that same time, Robert Reeves, who was 23 at the time, arrived at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Rhinehart died of his injuries at the scene.

Investigators were able to quickly identify Jose Carrillo, who was 22 at the time, as one of the suspects in the homicide. He turned himself in on Oct. 11, 2017 and was charged with one count of murder.

As police continued to investigate, they identified Bryant as a suspect. Following extensive intelligence gathering, police were able to locate him in the 100 block of John Gibson Court in Long County, Ga.

He was taken into custody without incident.

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