SAVANNAH, GA (September 5, 2020) – Savannah Police Department has charged a suspect with murder in the Sept. 4 death of Issac Singleton Sr.

Around 2:20 p.m. Sept. 4, officers responded to the 1100 block of Hadley Street and discovered Singleton, 69, who is homeless, suffering from wounds sustained during a cutting. He was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Detectives identified Lionel Cook, 57, as a suspect in the incident. Cook has been booked into the Chatham County Detention Center on charges of murder.

Anyone with information on the 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 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