2nd MAN CHARGED IN WHITE BLUFF SHOOTING

SAVANNAH, GA (February 20, 2013): A second Savannah man has been charged in the Jan. 23 shooting of another man on White Bluff Road .

Harold Edward Hodges IV, 23, was arrested Tuesday by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives in the shooting of John Perry, 25, at Turtle Creek Apartments. He was charged with criminal attempt at armed robbery.

Ernest Patterson, 21, earlier was charged in early February with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the commission of a crime.

John Perry, 25, was treated for a gunshot wound after being struck by a bullet fired at his apartment door while two men were outside his apartment on the 11900 block of White Bluff Road.

The investigation by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police determined the shots were fired after a drug-related confrontation.

Violent crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting and additional charges could be added.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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