One person dies in officer-involved shooting on Gwinnett Street, GBI investigating

Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 1:24 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - One man has died in an officer-involved shooting in Savannah.

According to preliminary information from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), at around 11:50 a.m. officers were patrolling near Gwinnett Street and Crosby Street when they saw a man walking in the middle of the road.

The GBI statement says Savannah Police officers went up to 31-year-old Saudi Arai Lee and Lee then showed the officers his wallet saying it contained his weapons permit.

The GBI statement goes on to say Lee pulled up his shirt and pulled a weapon from a holster. Then a chase happened and Lee was shot by an officer.

Lee was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The GBI says they will investigate the shooting and then turn their findings over to the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

This is now the 5th officer-involved shooting for the Savannah Police Department in 2022.

The first one happened back on Feb.19 on White Bluff Road. The second on Congress Street at the end of March.

Then the third one a weekend later on Bordeaux Lane. The fourth about a week later after that on Abercorn and Bay streets.

And now, Friday on Gwinnett Street.

Mayor Van Johnson expressed his condolences on Twitter:

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