Police arrest suspect accused of firing gunshots outside of Chatham County school

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) arrested a suspect for a shots fired incident at Bethesda Academy on Thursday.

Police arrested Ike Jost, 33, on charges including six counts of aggravated assault, third-degree cruelty to children, criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and carrying weapons within School Safety Zones.

CCPD says officers responded to a 911 call Thursday evening of reports that a man was firing a gun at occupied vehicles in a parking lot of Bethesda Academy, a private day school for boys.

While speaking to a victim at the scene, officers heard more gunshots.

CCPD said they quickly arrested Jost and no one was shot in the incident but one person received abrasions from flying glass.

Detectives believe this was a random incident. They do not believe Jost has any ties to Bethesda Academy, or to anyone who was on the premises at the time of the incident.

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