SAVANNAH, GA (February 19, 2020) – Savannah Police are investigating a shooting that injured a 20-year-old male yesterday evening.
At around 5:20 p.m. on Feb. 18, officers responded to Eagle and Golden streets in response to a shooting and located Jarquez Odom with a non-life threatening injury to the leg area. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Detectives were able to determine that the shooting took place on the 1300 block of New Castle shortly before the victim was located.
Officers apprehended Jau-keece Capers, 18, on scene, after he was identified as a person of interest. Capers was charged with theft by receiving stolen property (firearm), carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a drug related object, simple battery and obstruction.
Odom is currently uncooperative with police at this time. Detectives are continuing to investigate this case to identify a suspect.
Anyone with information on this case can contact detectives at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,500.