SAVANNAH, GA (WSAV) – Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the request of Chief Lumpkin, Sr., is investigating a shooting that happened near White Bluff Road and Wilshire Blvd at 3:43 A.M. on Wednesday, November 16.
According to officials, during a pedestrian stop, Brandon Adams, 24, ran from the officer on foot and a chase ensued. During the foot-chase the officer reported hearing a shot and seeing the Adams fall.
The officer didn’t fire his gun and another gun was found at the scene.
Brandon Adams was taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The officer wasn’t injured.
According to a release from GBI, an autopsy performed in the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah revealed that Adam’s injury was consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
NEWS 3 Courtney Cole spoke with a man who lives in the area who said shootings don’t usually happen in the “close-knit community”.
It is the practice of the SCMPD to request assistance from the GBI in any instance in which someone is injured in the presence of officers to ensure investigative transparency.
Traffic is still blocked off on White Bluff at Wilshire Blvd. as GBI continues their investigation.
Along with GBI and SCMPD, Police Chief Lumpkins was at the scene.