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Homicide investigation underway in Statesboro

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 6:49 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 6:02 PM EDT
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - A homicide investigation is underway in Bulloch County.

According to the Statesboro Police Department, officers responded to Stadium Walk Apartments Sunday night around 9:40 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found 22-year-old Brian David Diaz deceased inside of his apartment from a gunshot wound.

Someone called police to report gunshots. Emily Ertzberger said she heard them too.

“It’s not very often, but it’s fairly familiar around here,” she said.

Statesboro’s police chief says detectives already have some leads.

“There are two suspects. We know they were invited in and were speaking to the resident and we know something devolved from that conversation,” said Chief Mike Broadhead.

He says they’re working on a description of the two. Meanwhile he’s asking anyone with a doorbell cam or any other security camera outside to review the footage and see if they spot anything and contact police. Emily says she’s trying to take it all in stride.

“It scares me. But we mind our own business and usually we don’t have any problems most of the time,” she said.

According to Georgia Southern University Communications, Diaz was not a student.

The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are asking the public, specifically residents of Stadium Walk, to contact SPD if they observed any suspicious activity or persons between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the complex or at any nearby location. They are also asking any residents with cameras at their apartments to review the footage for that same time frame and report anything unusual.

All information should be forwarded to the case detective, Senior Detective James Winskey, by phone at 912-764-9911 or anonymously at tips@statesboroga.gov.

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