Savannah Police investigating Jan. 11 shooting death

Savannah Police investigating Jan. 11 shooting death

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Detectives with Savannah Police Department’s Violent Crimes Division are investigating the Jan. 11 shooting of Deangelo Busby.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Kenneth Dunham Street and found the 21-year-old male dead from gunshot wounds.

When we first asked police about the shooting, they told us it was self-inflicted. More details came out that say it is now a death investigation.

We sat down with Busby’s family Wednesday.

“I see them bring out the gurney, and I see them bring out my baby on the stretcher and he’s not responding, and they put him in the back of the ambulance," Shantel Robinson said.

Busby’s family says they will miss the man they call brother, cousin, son, and some knew him as ‘Flip.’

“Every time you see him, full of life. He’s always smiling. He keeps a smile on his face, no matter what," Margaret Robinson said.

The family says police officers told them Friday night that he had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They say that didn’t sound like something he would do.

“They tried to say he killed himself. He didn’t. It wasn’t suicide.”

WTOC asked the Savannah Police Department why the initial report described it as a self-inflicted gunshot wound and later changed it to a death investigation.

“Of course, with any investigation, circumstances can change as more information is revealed by witnesses and detectives. That is the case here. We can assure you that we are taking this case seriously as we do with all of our cases.”

“We want justice. We want justice.”

His family says they are hurting, and now they have to bury their mom’s only son.

“He was the baby. The first two days were hard, but she’s picking herself up.”

This is still an ongoing investigation. No arrests have been made.

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