SAVANNAH, GA (August 9, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a shooting on the 600 block of E 39th Street that injured Jermaine Hodges, 25, late Monday night.
At about 11:30 p.m. Metro responded to Memorial University Medical Center where Hodges arrived in a privately owned vehicle, seeking care of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
Hodges was reportedly shot while walking on East 39th Street, where he encountered a male suspect who initiated a verbal altercation. The suspect reportedly robbed and shot Hodges before fleeing.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, with a dark complexion standing 5-9, and weighing about 200 pounds. The suspect has a box haircut.
Circumstances surrounding this shooting remain under investigation. Detectives believe the victim and suspect may be acquainted.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.
Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.