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Update: Suspect Charged in Shooting of Elderly Woman

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Update 10/2/13

Savannah Chatham Metro Police say a 29-year-old man is now being charged with shooting an elderly woman in Savannah's Olin Heights neighborhood earlier this week.

Police say Roderick Bo Jackson, of the 500 block of West 51st Street, has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of the 63-year-old woman who was in her back yard when she was injured Monday.

Jackson has also been charged with obstruction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to authorities, Jackson is a twice-convicted felon most recently released  from the Valdosta Transitional Center in 2011 after serving 21 months of a six-year sentence for armed robbery.
 
Police say a second man matching the description of the other suspect was detained as well but so far no charges have been filed against him.
 
The investigation into the shooting continues.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
 
A confidential Tip Line is also open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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UPDATE 10/1/13

Metro Police have charged a man who was detained after yesterday's shooting on Atlantic Avenue but it's on unrelated charges.

Roderick Bo Jackson, 29, is charged with Obstruction and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Investigators say Jackson matched the description of one of the suspects seen fleeing the area after the woman was shot.

A second man was also detained but has not been charged with any crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.

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UPDATE 5:20 PM:

Metro Police say two men have been detained but investigators are still working to determine whether they are connected to the shooting.

Police spokesman Julian Miller says the men met the description of a pair that ran after the 62 year old woman was shot near Atlantic Avenue and Columbus Drive around 1:40 this afternoon.

The victim told responding officers that she was in her yard with her dog when she saw the men in the lane behind her house and heard a shot and then felt pain.

The men, ages 26 and 29, were found on East 61st Street between Abercorn and Bull Streets, Miller said.

One was arrested on a weapons charge after a foot chase through the neighborhood.

The other was detained for questioning.

Police say the victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are responding to the 400 block of Columbus Drive on reports of a shooting. Authorities on the scene tell News 3 the female victim reported hearing a gun blast from a nearby alley way, and was struck.

At this time, police to not believe her injuries are life threatening. Authorities say the woman is not sure why or if she was targeted.

No further information was immediately available.

Stay with WSAV for details.

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