SAVANNAH, GA (April 20, 2015): A 26-year-old Savannah man has been charged with two offenses by Metro Police and is being held on warrants from two Georgia counties after shooting his brother in a domestic dispute this afternoon.
Jason Oscar Christopher Scott was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after surrendering to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police patrol and SWAT officers about 5 p.m.
He also is being held on probation violation charges by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and criminal trespass by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.
Christopher Scott, 51, was transported for treatment of a wound to his leg that was not considered life-threatening. West Chatham Precinct patrol officers found him in a residence the two brothers share with other family members on the 1800 block of Mitchell Street in the Liberty City area.
Officers had been dispatched to a fight in progress at the house at 3:58 p.m., a call that was upgraded to a shooting before they arrived.
A resident in the neighborhood directed police to a shed behind a house a block away at Cimarron and Columbia Avenue where an officer saw a weapon through a window and SWAT Team officers were called in. Jason Scott soon exited the shed and surrendered to officers without incident.
Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting.