Savannah GA May 13 2019 A police officer in Georgia died from injuries sustained after a shooting Saturday night that injured another officer and a suspect, officials said.
The Savannah Police Department said in a Facebook post the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bull Street as officers were following up on a robbery call.
The officers were notified of a suspect’s car and were approaching the vehicle when the shooting took place, according to police.
Two officers, in addition to the suspect, sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Police said Sunday morning one of the officers died due to injuries sustained in the shooting, while the second officer was treated and released.
A police officer died of injuries sustained after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police.
A police officer died of injuries sustained after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police. (WTOC-TV via NNS)
“Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” police said. “We want to thank the community for their continued support.”
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter it that has been requested to assist in the investigation, and is “gathering details” from the scene on Saturday night.
Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design told WTOC-TV they heard some shots and waited a few minutes before looking out the window as additional shots rang out.
Another area resident said the incident unfolded fast.
“I was going home. I was over at that party there and then I heard about six shots go off,” Stephen Facea told WTOC. “It wasn’t seconds, and I saw two cop cars racing down.”