SAVANNAH, GA (May 20, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police’s Violent Crime detectives arrested De’sira Lawton, 25, for the May 19 shooting of Jalisa Johnson, 25, and Elijah Hayes, 59.

At about 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of East 33rd Street, and found Johnson and Hayes suffering from non-life -threatening injuries. They were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators determined that Lawton and Johnson were involved in an altercation, where Lawton was holding a gun. Hayes tried to intervene and the gun went off, striking both him and Johnson.

Lawton was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count each of reckless conduct and criminal trespass.