SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed a homicide suspect was shot and killed by Savannah Police officers and Georgia State troopers on Saturday night.
Savannah Police, Chatham County Police, and the Georgia State Patrol responded to a call about a shooting at the America’s Best Value Inn on Ogeechee Road. Upon arrival, they found 28-year-old Sandee Warren suffering from a gunshot wound near the lobby of the motel. Warren later died from her injuries.
Witnesses told officers that the suspect was in a nearby room at the same motel. Officers located the suspect, who witnesses say was armed with a handgun. This contact initiated an officer-involved shooting.
Savannah officers and GSP troopers engaged the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Joshua Boyd. Boyd died at the scene.
Savannah Police Violent Crime detectives will continue to investigate Warren’s homicide while the GBI continues to work their investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident.
An autopsy will be performed at the GBI crime lab in Savannah.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.