SAVANNAH, GA (June 1, 2020) – The Savannah Police Homicide Unit made a quick arrest in an early morning double shooting, which resulted in a fatality.
Shortly after midnight, officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of Alamo Street on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Rodger Donaldson, 54, and Angela Scott, 51, with gunshot wounds. Donaldson and Scott were transported to the hospital where Donaldson later succumbed to his injuries. Scott is currently in stable condition.
According to a preliminary investigation, an altercation between known parties during a gathering at the residence resulted in the shooting.
Detectives were able to quickly identify the suspect in this case as Darrick Gates, 42. Gates turned himself into authorities this evening and was charged with murder and aggravated assault.