UPDATE: 15-year-old charged with murdering 12-year-old boy at Sa - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

UPDATE: 15-year-old charged with murdering 12-year-old boy at Savannah funeral home

(Source: Savannah Police Department/Twitter) (Source: Savannah Police Department/Twitter)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah Police have charged a 15-year-old with murder in the fatal shooting at a Savannah funeral home over the weekend.

The Savannah Police Department issued Deion Micah Pinckney an arrest warrant for the murder of 12-year-old John Cooksey Jr., who was shot at Bonaventure Funeral Home on Feb. 3 and has since succumbed to his injuries.

Cooksey was attending the funeral of Ricky Jerome Boyd at Bonaventure Funeral Home when he was struck by gunfire. He was transported to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

In the early hours of Feb. 4, SPD detectives, SWAT and the Hostage Negotiation Team executed arrest warrants on Pinckney. He was transported to RYDC on two counts of aggravated assault and single counts of aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a minor.

On the evening of Feb. 5, Cooksey passed away, resulting in an upgraded charge of murder for Pinckney. The warrant was served Tuesday, Feb. 6 at RYDC, according to Savannah PD.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact the SCMPD tip line by calling (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Copyright 2018 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • South Carolina news on WIStv.comNEWSMore>>

  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:54:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    More >>

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    More >>
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:13:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:54:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    More >>

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    More >>
  • Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Congressional leaders to review information on Russia probe

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:12:21 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:54:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump said he will "demand" that the Justice Department open ...

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

    More >>

    The agreement came after President Donald Trump made an extraordinary demand that the Justice Department investigate whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly