Savannah Officers Exchange Gunfire With Fleeing Suspect

Savannah Officers Exchange Gunfire With Fleeing Suspect

At the request of the Savannah Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. The incident occurred near the entrance of Home Depot at 1907 E. Victory Drive. Gregory Eugene Griffin, 31, sustained injuries, while no officers were harmed.

Preliminary details indicate that on Sunday, June 30, 2024, around 8:30 p.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle based on information from the Chatham County Police Department. Griffin, identified as a suspect in a homicide investigation and the driver of the vehicle, attempted to flee. After a brief chase, Griffin drove into oncoming traffic on E. Victory Drive, colliding with another vehicle. He then exited his vehicle and attempted to escape on foot. During the pursuit, Griffin fired a firearm at officers, prompting three officers to return fire, striking him.

Officers provided immediate medical assistance to Griffin, who was subsequently transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation remains active and ongoing under the oversight of the GBI. Upon completion, findings will be forwarded to the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

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