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5-year-old cold case solved

A Savannah man has been indicted in a five-year-old murder case.

Torrey Jevon Graham, 26, was arrested and charged Dec. 3 with murder, felony murder, armed robbery and various gun charges, stemming from the 2003 homicide of George "Danny" Johnson at B&R Motors on Montgomery Street.

The arrest marks the solving of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department's 10th cold case in two years -- the 6th in 2008.

On Feb. 27, 2003, police responded to a shooting at B&R Motors where they found Johnson unresponsive. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

On the day of the shooting, it was discovered that a vehicle was missing from the B&R Motors lot. Several hours after the shooting, the missing vehicle was found abandoned in the 700 block of Hamilton Court.

Police collected forensic evidence that was processed and entered into a national database, but no hits were returned at that time. In mid-2007, Graham was identified as a person of interest after a hit was returned.

That lead took homicide detectives in a new direction. Through a working partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab, ballistic testing showed that a gun taken from Graham in an unrelated case in 2003 was the same gun used in Johnson’s homicide.

Graham is currently in the Calhoun State Prison in Morgan on an unrelated case. He will be extradited to the Chatham County Detention Center upon completion of his sentence at the prison.