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.
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.