GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Savannah

UPDATE:

Savannah, GA (April 12, 2022) - The man involved in this OIS with Savannah police officers is identified as David Paul Dixon, age 36, of Jackson, Louisiana.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

Savannah, GA (April 10, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 10, 2022. One man has died. No officers were injured.

GBI Assisting Barrow County Sheriff’s Office with Death Investigation in Winder

Winder, GA (April 12, 2022) –  The GBI is assisting with a death investigation in Winder, Georgia. The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist with the investigation on April 11, 2022. One man has been shot and killed.

Convicted Murderer Indicted for 1982 Chattahoochee County Death

Cusseta, GA (April 7, 2022) - On Monday, March 28, 2022, a Chattahoochee County Grand Jury indicted Marcellus McCluster, age 64, formerly of Richland, GA, for the 1982 murder of René Dawn Blackmore, then age 20, of Arizona.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cobb County

Cobb County, GA (April 7, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Cobb County, GA. The Cobb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 6, 2022. One man died in the incident. No officers were injured.

Preliminary information indicates that at around 5:00 p.m., numerous officers from the Cobb County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a SUV on the Chastain Road bridge over Interstate 75.  During the traffic stop, a male passenger in the SUV, identified as Demarco Mauge, age 20, of Duluth, displayed a firearm.  Multiple Cobb County P.D. officers fired their guns, hitting Mauge .  Mauge, holding a gun in his hand, was pronounced deceased on scene.  The Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.

The GBI investigation is active and ongoing.  Once the

Arrest Made in Dublin Homicide Investigation

Dublin, Georgia (April 7, 2022) – On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, De’Andrian Coady, age 22, of Dublin, was arrested at his residence for one count of murder, four counts of aggravated assault and three counts of cruelty to children in the first degree. 

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 1:18 p.m., the Dublin Police Department responded to 200 River View Drive, Apartment 214 about a shooting.  Upon arrival, police found Zachary Scott Jr., age 31, unresponsive outside of the residence.  Scott was later taken to Fairview Park Hospital where he died from his injuries.  The Dublin Police Department subsequently requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s regional investigative office in Eastman.  The investigation revealed Coady and Scott got into an argument which turned physical.  During the fight, Scott was shot. 

GBI Conducts Death Investigation in Hahira - UPDATE

UPDATE:

April 5, 2022 - Davisha Johnson was arrested on outstanding warrants on the afternoon of April 4, 2022. Johnson asked someone she knew to call 911 so she could turn herself in. Valdosta Police Department officers and Lowndes County Sherriff’s Office deputies took her into custody without incident on Valloton Drive in Valdosta. She was taken to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and later booked into the Lowndes County Jail on the warrants. 

The victim in this case is identified as Daron “Ron” Roberto Williams, age 51, of Hahira. Williams and Johnson had known each other for several years. This case is active and ongoing. When complete, the case file will be provided to District Attorney Brad Shealy’s office for prosecution. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the GBI Thomasville Field Office at 229-225-4090 or Hahira Police Department at 229-794-2440.

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

April 3, 2022 - Police need your help locating Davisha Latrice Johnson, age 32. Johnson is wanted for Felony Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 9:10 p.m., Hahira Police requested GBI assistance with the death of a man at the Hahira Inn on Highway 122 off of I-75. Hahira PD and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call of shots fired in a guest room. The man will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. His name is being withheld at this time pending notification of additional next of kin.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA (April 3, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on April 2, 2022. One man has died. No officers were injured.

Preliminary information indicates that at 7:27 p.m., a 911 call was placed about a man chasing people with a knife near Bordeaux Lane, Savannah Georgia. When officers responded, they encountered the man, later identified as James Allen Miller, 31, of Savannah, walking on Bordeaux Lane. Officers provided verbal commands and attempted to speak with Miller who would not comply with the officers’ commands.  Miller ran towards one of the officers. One officer fired a gun, hitting Miller. Officers and EMT’s administered first aid and Miller was taken to a local hospital in Savannah where he was pronounced dead.

Bulloch County Man Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of Children

Register, GA (April 2, 2022) – On Thursday, March 31, 2022, the GBI arrested Conner Aaron Ryles, age 19, of Register, GA. Ryles is charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography). The GBI began investigating Ryles’ online activity after receiving multiple Cybertips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the online possession or distribution of images depicting child pornography. This investigation led to a search warrant at Ryles’ residence in Bulloch County and multiple digital devices were seized. Ryles was booked into the Bulloch County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming.

Man Arrested for Multiple Sex Crimes Against a Child

Watkinsville, GA (March 31, 2022) – On March 27, 2022, GBI and Eastern Connecticut State University Campus Police arrested Victor Jimenez Pastor, age 22, while on campus. Pastor is charged with Aggravated Child Molestation, Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act, Obscene Internet Contact with a Child, Electronically Furnishing Obscene Material to Minors, and Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Savannah

UPDATE:

Robert Gadson died on March 29, 2022.

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Savannah, GA (March 26, 2022) –  The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Police Department requested that the GBI conduct an independent investigation on March 26, 2022. One man was shot. No officers were injured.