1 injured, 1 in custody in West Savannah shooting

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Authorities are investigating a shooting in West Savannah that left a 20-year-old man injured Tuesday evening.

According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), around 5:20 p.m. officers responded to the intersection of Eagle and Golden streets where Jarquez Odom was located with a “non-life threatening injury to the leg area.”

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Jau-keece Capers, 18

Meanwhile, SPD detectives determined that the shooting took place on the 1300 block of New Castle shortly before Odom was located.

Officers apprehended a person of interest, now identified as Jau-keece Capers, 18, on the scene. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property (firearm), carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a drug-related object, simple battery and obstruction.

According to SPD, Odom is being uncooperative at this time and detectives are still working to identify a suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact SPD detectives at 912-525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers anonymously at 912-234-2020; callers could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

News 3 will continue to follow this developing story.

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