57-year-old charged in cutting death of 69-year-old homeless man

SAVANNAH — The Savannah Police Department has charged a suspect with murder in the Sept. 4 death of Issac Singleton Sr.

Police responded to the 1100 block of Hadley Street at about 2:20 p.m. Sept. 4 and discovered Singleton, who was 69 and homeless, suffering from wounds sustained during a cutting. He was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Detectives identified 57-year-old Lionel Cook as a suspect in the incident. Cook has been booked into the Chatham County Detention Center on charges of murder.

Anyone with information on the incident should call the police department’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 https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.

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