SAVANNAH, GA (October 2, 2020) – SPD Violent Crimes detectives are asking for the public’s assistance gathering tips about the August shooting death of Ernest Manker.

Officers discovered Manker, 60, of Jasper County, deceased in his black Chevrolet Malibu which was parked at Whitaker and Huntington streets near Forsyth Park. Officers had been called to the area around 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28 for a suspicious vehicle check. It appears Manker may have been fatally shot several hours prior.

Investigators determined he frequented that area but have been unable to determine why.

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