SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Police Department has arrested a man for murder in a double shooting that claimed one man’s life this week.
Officials say around 7 p.m. Tuesday, officers stopped to check a vehicle in the roadway on Eisenhower Drive near Sallie Mood Drive.
The officers found two gunshot victims inside the vehicle, now identified as Sheldon Lovett and Bobby Clark.
Lovett, the passenger, died as a result of his injuries. He was 51.
The driver, Clark, was taken to Memorial Health for treatment. SPD says the 53-year-old remains in critical but stable condition.
The following night, Charlie Jackson, 42, was arrested and charged with murder in Lovett’s deaths. Additional charges are pending, according to SPD.
Jackson remains in custody at the Chatham County Jail.
News 3 spoke with Savannah Mayor Van Johnson, who says he visited the scene with police officers Tuesday night. He says his stomach dropped when he got the call.
“Beyond the individuals, the actors in this particular scenario, I suspect that there is a mother, a father, a significant other, children who are victimized by what happened in the rain last night,” Johnson said.
Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the area where the vehicle was located — and that the subjects involved knew each other.
SPD does not believe the incident was the result of a random act.
Anyone with additional information on the incident can call the SPD Crime Tip Line at 912-525-3124.
Information can also be submitted anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020 or online here. CrimeStoppers offers a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime, if a tip leads to an arrest.