GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Kingsland, GA
UPDATE (June 22, 2018)
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the District Attorney met with members of the family of Anthony Marcel Green today and briefed them on preliminary findings of the investigation. Mr. Green is the deceased in an officer involved shooting that occurred on June 20, 2018 in the city of Kingsland, a few blocks east of Highway 17. The officer involved in the incident is Zechariah Presley and has been placed on administrative leave by the Kingsland Police Department.
The GBI has reviewed video from the officer’s patrol car and video from the officer’s body camera. Efforts are being made to enhance the video for a clearer view of the events that occurred. In addition, the GBI is awaiting processing of evidence at the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah which includes autopsy findings. The videotape and other information about the case are not being released at this time because it may affect the ongoing investigation.
The GBI is still interviewing witnesses and has not identified the passenger who fled from the vehicle Green was driving. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the passenger is encouraged to contact the GBI Region 14 Office at (912) 729-6198.
Kingsland, Ga (June 21, 2018) – On Wednesday evening, June 20, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Kingsland Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on North Satilla Street, Kingsland, Georgia.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 10:42 pm, a Kingsland Police Officer was following a vehicle that stopped at the intersection of Lily Street and North East Street. The driver and passenger ran from the vehicle and the officer pursued the driver. The driver has been identified as Anthony Marcell Green, 33 years of age. Upon making contact with Green, a brief altercation occurred. The officer fired multiple shots which resulted in the death of Green.
The passenger in the vehicle has not been located or identified.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation to determine what occurred. This is an ongoing investigation, anyone with information please contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office at 912-729-6198.