Suspect in officer-involved shooting had lengthy criminal history

Suspect in officer-involved shooting had lengthy criminal history

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -After a preliminary investigation, the GBI believes Edward Fuller III robbed someone outside a barber shop on Bull Street Saturday night before being confronted by police.

Fuller was no stranger to the Chatham County Detention Center, having been booked on a variety of charges almost every year from 1989 to 2002.

Fuller faced an armed robbery charge in 2002, and was charged with possession of a weapon in committing a crime and aggravated assault in 1997.

Fuller's most recent trip to the detention center was in 2015, charged with drug possession, obstruction and possession of tools to commit a crime.

The GBI says their preliminary investigation revealed Fuller took money and other items from someone leaving a barber shop on Bull Street on Saturday after hitting the victim with a weapon.

Officers searched the area after the dispatch call went out, thought Fuller was gone, but found his car near the scene.

As Sgt. Kelvin Ansari and the officer training under him, Officer Douglas Thomas, walked toward the vehicle, Fuller got out and immediately started shooting hitting both Ansari and Thomas.

After running from the area, officers found him in the backyard of a home nearby, and shot Fuller after he pointed a gun at them.

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