Police: 18-year-old arrested in shooting at Brunswick carnival

Larry Monroe arrested after 16-year-old shot Saturday night, police say

Police are investigating the shooting of a teen at a Brunswick Mall.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday night after a teenage boy was shot Saturday night at a carnival in the parking lot of the Colonial Mall at Glynn Place, the Glynn County Police Department said. 

Officers responded about 10:15 p.m. Saturday to the carnival, where they found a 16-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The teen was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, where he received treatment for his injuries overnight before being released.

Investigators said they later issued arrest warrants for Larry Monroe, 18, of Brunswick.

About 8:15 p.m. Monday, Brunswick police officers arrested Monroe in the area of the McIntyre Court housing complex on Albany Street, Glynn County investigators said. 

Police said Monroe will be booked into the Glynn County jail on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Investigators said they believe the shooting stemmed from a fight between two teenagers. 

“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," Glynn County Police Chief John Powell said Sunday. "Families should be able to enjoy activities within the Golden Isles without fear of those who have no regard for innocent lives."

Investigators asked anyone who was at the carnival at the time and may have cellphone video, or anyone with information about the shooting, to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802 or the Silent Witness line at 912-264-1333.