Metro Police have requested the GBI's assistance in an officer-involved shooting on Draper Street in Savannah, Wednesday afternoon.
The GBI responded to the incident around 4:30 p.m. They say a 911 call was received regarding a 16-year-old male suspect pointing a gun and shooting it in the direction of another subject at a home on Draper Street. When officers attempted contact with the suspect with the firearm, he refused to cooperate with officers' commands to drop his gun, and instead began to walk away, still with the gun in his hand.
One officer utilized a less lethal bean bag weapon in an attempt to get him to drop his gun. The subject then began firing at officers, who returned fire and struck the suspect in the leg.
The suspect got away on foot but was arrested shortly after with no further incident. EMS responded for medical treatment and transported the suspect to Memorial Health where he was treated for his injury.
He has since been released from the hospital and was taken into custody. Thankfully, no officers were injured during the incident.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will then be turned over to the Chatham County District Attorney's Office for any action they deem appropriate.
SCMPD and Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics also responded to the shooting.
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