Police Charge Group Home Resident On Garrett Drive With Killing Group Home Caretaker; Whole Incident Caught On Neighbor's Home Video

Monday, January 13, 2020
Shantez Ferguson
Shantez Ferguson

Police have charged a resident of a group home on Garrett Drive with killing the group home caretaker.

Shantez Devonte Ferguson, 25, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of  Kevin Garrett, 30.

Police said a neighbor caught the whole incident on his home video.

Officers were initially dispatched on Sunday at 3:43 p.m. to 5705 Garrett Dr. on a fall victim. They were later told that CPR was being administered on the victim.

Police found the victim lying at the edge of the driveway in the front of the house. He was unresponsive and was being attended by medics.

Mr. Garrett was bleeding from the head and had significant trauma to the head.

He was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police interviewed Ferguson, who said he was sleeping and heard a loud noise outside his door. He said he went outside to check and saw the victim stumbling and hitting the walls.

Police said Ferguson kept changing his story about what happened.

It was noticed that he had multiple scratches and cuts on his arms and blood on his blue jeans.

A neighbor said he had seen the two men come out of the door of the group home with Ferguson on his back like they were fighting. He said he also heard shouting from outside the home.

The witness had video of the entire incident from a camera mounted on his house. Police said it shows Ferguson on the victim's back in an aggressive manner as they come out the door.

Ferguson could be seen throwing something in a ditch on the north side of the house. A brick with blood on it was found in the ditch.

Ferguson was at a group home in East Ridge in 2017 when he was charged with raping another group home man. That case is no longer on the docket.

He was charged with attempted robbery last March. That case is also no longer on the docket.

 

 


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