GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Savannah

Savannah, GA (January 24, 2020) – On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Savannah Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred on 34th Street in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

Preliminary information indicates that Savannah PD responded to a home invasion call at a residence on 34th Street. 

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Atlanta

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11:57 a.m., the GSP was assisting the Atlanta Police Department with a stolen vehicle investigation.  A GSP trooper made contact with the stolen car in the 100 block of Leslie Street SE in Atlanta.  The vehicle was initially parked when the trooper exited his vehicle to investigate.

Arrest Made for Murder in Tattnall County

Glennville, GA (January 24, 2020) – On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office arrested a sixteen-year-old juvenile on charges of Murder for the death of his ten-year-old sibling.    

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a death investigation. 

Deaths Related to Prescription Drug Overdoses Decrease Overall in 2018

Decatur, GA (January 22, 2020) – An analysis of autopsies performed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in 152 counties in which drug overdose was the cause of death or significant contributing factor in the death has been completed. The analysis revealed prescription drug overdose deaths in 2018 were lower than the previous three years while the overdose deaths attributed to illicit drugs were higher than they have been during the same period.

Note: These statistics do NOT include autopsies performed by medical examiners in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, or Rockdale counties.

GBI Arrests Former Tybee Island Police Officer

Tybee Island, GA (January 23, 2020) – On Monday, January 20, 2020, former Tybee Island Police Officer Deandre Howard Taylor, 27, was arrested pursuant to a grand jury indictment based on a GBI investigation that began on July 18, 2019. Taylor was indicted on False Imprisonment, False Statements, and Simple Battery charges stemming from the GBI investigation.   

GBI Investigating Assault of Georgia State Trooper

Colbert, GA (January 22, 2020) – On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) to investigate a shooting incident involving a GSP trooper. Around 10:10 p.m., a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by the suspect, Tim Carruth, 24, of Colbert, GA.  

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting and Homicide in LaGrange

LaGrange, GA (January 20, 2020) – On Monday, January 20, 2020, the GBI was requested by the LaGrange Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting and homicide investigation.

Update: GBI Investigates an Armed Robbery and Officer Involved Shooting in Milledgeville, GA

January 19, 2020 update: A third individual, Justin Malikk Fleming, age 19, of Milledgeville, has turned himself in to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office on armed robbery charges.

Milledgeville, GA (January 18, 2020) – On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at approximately 5:51 p.m., the GBI Region 6 office was requested by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s office to assist with an Armed Robbery and an Officer Involved Shooting investigation, which occurred at Quick Pantry located at 3043 North Columbia Street in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.

The GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (January 19, 2020) – On Saturday, January 18, 2020, at approximately 8:45 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Preliminary indication indicates that at approximately 8:15 p.m., an APD officer responded to a “shots fired” call at Lenox Square Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia.  The officer located two (2) subjects, Christian Edlin (21 years old from Louisville, KY) and another subject, who had firearms pointed at a subject identified as Antonio Williams (23 years old from Flint, Michigan) in the parking deck.  During the incident, the officer discharged his firearm, striking Edlin.  Edlin was transported to a local hospital and is in serious but stable condition. 

GBI Arrests Crawford County Employee

Roberta, GA (January 17, 2020) – On Friday, January 17, 2020, Lindsay Gilmore-Hudson, 39, was arrested in Crawford County, GA, charged with Theft by Taking {O.C.G.A. 16-8-2} involving the theft of over $4,000.00 of official Crawford County funds and Providing False Statements {O.C.G.A. 16-10-20}\