Boyd came out and confronted officers with what appeared to be a firearm, Bodrey said.
“However, it was later determined to be a CO2 powered BB air gun,” Bodrey said.
Boyd did not comply with officers’ commands and raised the air gun toward the officers. Several officers fired, hitting Boyd, who died later at a hospital.
Sgt. Sean Wilson of Savannah Chatham police was hit by gunfire during the incident, Bodrey said. He was treated at a hospital and has since been released. It is not clear where the gunfire that hit the officer came from.
The GBI is investigating, which is standard protocol in use-of-force cases.
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