SAVANNAH, GA (August 28, 2020) – Savannah Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting of a 60-year-old man on Aug. 27.

Officers responded to W. Huntington Street at Whitaker Street around 11:40 a.m. for a vehicle check. Upon arrival, officers discovered the man sitting in the vehicle was deceased. He was identified as Ernest Manker.

An autopsy conducted today determined Manker died as a result of a shooting. The case has been determined to be a homicide.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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