Man charged in Friday morning murder in Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Detectives announced they arrested Samuel Tyrone Sallins about 8:40 p.m. Friday night on charges connected with the early morning shooting death of Justin Lamar Carreker in Brunswick.

Brunswick police officers responding about 2:10 a.m. to a call of shots fired on G Street -- about a block from the Glynn County Courthouse and jail facilities -- found Carrecker with a single gunshot wound.  Police said he was Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick hospital, where he died.

Friday afternoon, police said several witnesses to the crime have come forward providing information on a possible suspect.   Hours later, police announced the arrest of Sallins, 25, a Glynn County resident. 

Police have not released any information about how Sallins and Carreker were connected or a possible motive.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this crime is asked to contact Detective Terrance Tanner of the Brunswick Police Department at 912-279-2660 or the silent witness hotline at 912-267-5516. Information can also be provided at

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