Sergeant Kelvin Ansari
Savannah Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 2019
Age Not available
Tour 10 years
Badge Not available
Offender Shot and killed
Sergeant Kelvin Ansari was shot and killed as he attempted to apprehend a robbery suspect.
He and other officers had responded to a robbery that occurred at a barber street in the 2300 block of Bull Street. The suspect was believed to have left the area but was inside of a nearby vehicle. As Sergeant Ansari checked the area the man exited and opened fire on him and another officer, striking them both.
The subject fled into a nearby a residential area where he was found a short time later hiding in a shed. As responding officers ordered him to surrender he exited the shed and opened fire again. He was fatally wounded by return gunfire.
Sergeant Ansari had retired from the U.S. Army and had served with the Savannah Police Department for 10 years.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Roy W. Minter, Jr.
Savannah Police Department
201 Habersham Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 651-6675