“Multiple shots were fired by Savannah officers and GSP troopers during which time Joshua Boyd ... was shot and died at the scene,” the GBI said.
No officers were injured in the incident. A handgun was found in the motel room, according to the GBI.
The shooting in Savannah occurred two days after another deadly incident in Henry County that left one officer in critical condition. According to the GBI, a single shot hit both Henry County police officer Michael Smith and 53-year-old Dimaggio McNelly after a struggle inside a dentist’s office. Smith was hit in the face, and McNelly was killed.
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Agents are still investigating who pulled the trigger. The Henry County and Savannah incidents put the number of officer-involved shootings investigated by the GBI just below the 2017 total. Last year, the agency investigated 88 such incidents.
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An autopsy on Boyd was expected to be performed by the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah. While the GBI is conducting an investigation into his death, Savannah police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Warren’s shooting.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the police department’s violent crimes unit tip line at 912-525-3124.
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Police are looking for suspects after the chase and crash.