Friday, March 25, 2016

After false reports, man's gunshot wound accidentally self-inflicted, police say

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Detectives are investigating a shooting that injured a man, Monday evening.

Just after 5 p.m., Metro responded to the 100 block of Scarborough Street to find Jackie Heath, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound on the porch of a residence. Heath was subsequently transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Originally, Heath reported that a red Crown Victoria with three unknown passengers were involved in the shooting. Upon further investigation of the incident, detectives determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Investigators believe it was accidental.


Additionally, investigators recovered the weapon used in the shooting and found it to be stolen from another county. Charges for Heath are pending.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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