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Man charged after fatally shooting co-worker in Georgetown

David Newman (Source: SCMPD) David Newman (Source: SCMPD)
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The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on East Sagebrush Lane in Georgetown just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

Officials have identified the victim as Jason Wood, 43. Wood was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died.

David Newman, 50, is charged with one count of murder, one count of possession of a firearm/knife in committing a crime and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police say Newman was arrested within minutes of the crime. 

According to SCMPD, Wood and Newman knew each other and were co-workers. They say the shooting was a result of a dispute between the two.  

WTOC has been pulling records Friday to see how Newman became a convict in the first place. Newman pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in 2008 and served jail time.

He also violated the terms of his probation from another charge in 2002, and pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a controlled substance back in 2005, that's all according to Chatham County court records.

As for the work connection between Newman and Woods, I've learned that Newman was Wood's boss at a courier service called Salt Creek Couriers. As for the work-related dispute, Wood's family members whom I spoke to Friday couldn't say what that might have been, only that they knew David Miller Newman, in their words, “was trouble.”

Detectives continue to investigate. 

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