UPDATE: The deceased are identified as Marquita Jones, 21, and Jordan Fields, 20, both of Savannah. Preliminary investigation shows that Jones was struck by bullets fired from Fields’ vehicle, and that Fields sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators believe Jones and Fields were in a relationship at some point.
At approximately 6:50 p.m. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute. The dispute involved two individuals, driving in separate vehicles on Abercorn St. Dispatchers could hear shots being fired from one vehicle at the other.
The dispute continued until the vehicles reached the area of Edgewater Rd near Montgomery Cross Rd. The driver of one vehicle crashed into the other vehicle. Both drivers were deceased with gunshot wounds upon officers’ arrival at the scene.
SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives, forensics officers and the Chatham County Coroner responded to the scene. Detectives’ initial investigation appears that the incident is a murder-suicide, but the investigation is ongoing. The names of the deceased are being withheld at this time.
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