UPDATE (March 4, 2021): Charlie James Jackson, 42, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Sheldon Lovett on March 2. He was booked into the Chatham County jail the evening of March 3, less than 24 hours after the incident occurred. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending.
UPDATE (March 3, 2021): The passenger, who died as a result of his injuries, was identified as 51-year-old Sheldon Lovett. The driver, who remains in stable condition, was identified as 53-year-old Bobby Clark.
SAVANNAH, GA (March 3, 2021) – Savannah Police Department is investigating a March 2 double shooting that resulted in one death.
Around 7 p.m. officers traveling on Eisenhower Drive near Sallie Mood Drive observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway. Upon inspection of the vehicle, officers discovered two male occupants suffering from gunshot wounds.
The driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. He remains in critical but stable condition. The passenger died as a result of his injuries. The identities will be released pending notification of next of kin.
According to detectives, evidence suggests the shooting occurred in the area where the vehicle was located and that the subjects involved were known to one another. Detectives do not believe the incident was the result of a random act. The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with additional information on this incident or any other violent crime incident should call SPD’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime. More information on the process of submitting a tip and how rewards are processed can be viewed at http://www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org/About_Us.cfm