The suspect, identified as 49-year-old Edward Fuller, was believed to have left the area after the robbery at the Boyz II Men Barber Shop on Bull Street, according to the GBI. Ansari and Thomas went to the scene around 8 p.m. to follow up after receiving a description of Fuller’s vehicle.
They did not know the man was still inside the car, said John Durden, the GBI special agent in charge. Fuller “immediately began firing upon officers,” he said.
He ran off and was tracked to a nearby home.
“During a search of the area for Fuller, Fuller emerged from a shed in the backyard and pointed a handgun at the officers,” Durden said in a statement. “One officer fired his weapon, striking and wounding Fuller. A handgun was recovered from the scene and was determined to have been stolen.”
Fuller was also taken Memorial Health, where he later died.
The Savannah incident was the first of two officer-involved shootings the GBI was called to investigate over the weekend. The second, which occurred in DeKalb County on Sunday morning, was not deadly.
MORE: Officer-involved shooting Sunday in DeKalb County is this year's 33rd in the state
They mark the 32nd and 33rd shootings of 2019, according to the GBI, which investigates most officer-involved shootings. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don't involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI's tally.
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