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Jonah Bryant

On January 14, 2000 at 8:48 p.m., Jonah Bryant, was home watching TV like any other 15 year old young man. His mother, Brenda Bryant, and his sister went to the grocery store and their return home were approached by an unknown black male who tried to rob her. Jonah heard his mother being attacked on the front porch; he ran to his mother’s aid and told the robber to leave his mother alone. The robber turned the gun on Jonah and shot him which resulted in Jonah’s death. Jonah was 15 years old and a ninth grade student at Savannah High school. Jonah was active in the JROTC program and had dreams of one day joining the Army with the ultimate goal of becoming a law enforcement officer . SCMPD hopes that someone will come forward with information – even if you don’t think it’s important – it could be that one crucial bit of information that helps them solve the case. The man responsible was described as a dark-skinned black male with an average build – approximately 5’7 to 5’9. He was wearing a checkerboard patterned jacket the night of the shooting, but had his face covered which has made it hard to identify him. A CASH reward of up to $13,500 is available for new information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for Jonah Bryant’s death.