2020's homicide total in Savannah has jumped from zero to three within the space of a few days.
A double homicide occurred in West Savannah the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 4.
"At around 10:20 p.m., officers responded to Hancock Street and Summerside Avenue in response to a shooting," Savannah Police report.
"Upon arrival, they located Nathaniel Harvey, 22, and Kadijah Pendergraph, 25, in a vehicle with life-threatening injuries, which they succumbed to," police say.
In the care of the victims was an infant, who police say is unrelated to them. The child was in the vehicle at the time of the shooting but was unharmed.
The third recorded homicide stems from a Jan. 12 shooting on West 52nd St.
At around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 12, "officers responded to 800 block of W. 52nd Street in regards to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Darian Clark, Jr., 19, with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. On Friday, January 31, Clark succumbed to his injuries," police report.
Detectives identified Ahmad Moore, 18, as the suspect in this case. On February 4, Moore was apprehended in Guyton, Georgia. He was charged with murder and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center without incident.