Sylvania, GA (May 13, 2024) – At the request of the Screven County Sheriff’s Office, GBI agents are investigating the death of Alan Brandon Lane, age 32, of Sylvania, Georgia.

The investigation shows that on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at about 12:55 p.m., deputies responded to a home on South Fork Road in Sylvania, Georgia after being dispatched to a shooting call. When deputies arrived, they located Lane who had been shot. Lane was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Preliminary information indicates that a domestic situation involving both verbal and physical fighting occurred inside the home just before the shooting.

Lane’s body will be taken to the GBI Crime Lab where a medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Statesboro at 912-871-1121. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Ogeechee District Attorney’s Office for review and potential prosecution.


Special Agent in Charge Lindsay Smith