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Police Shooting in Savannah: What We Know


The Gist: Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are looking into a police shooting in Savannah, where Quayshon Whitehurst, 29, was shot after allegedly firing at a police officer.

The Details: On June 18 at around 7:20 p.m., the Savannah Police Department responded to a theft report at Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary at 4317 Ogeechee Road.

According to Police, Whitehurst, from Hinesville, allegedly stole a bookbag from an employee and fled. Officers located him behind the Circle K convenience store across the street. When confronted, police say Whitehurst reportedly drew a gun and fired at an officer, who then returned fire, injuring Whitehurst. Officers administered medical aid until EMS arrived, and Whitehurst was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

By The Numbers:

  • Incident Time: 7:20 p.m., June 18.
  • Location: 4317 Ogeechee Road, Savannah.
  • Suspect: Quayshon Whitehurst, 29, Hinesville.
  • Charges:
  • Aggravated assault
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Felony obstruction

Why It Matters: Police shootings are significant events that affect community trust and safety. Investigations like this are crucial for maintaining public confidence in law enforcement and ensuring that proper procedures are followed.

What You Can Do: Community members with information about this incident are encouraged to contact the Savannah Police Department or the GBI to aid in the ongoing investigation.

What’s Next?: The GBI will continue its investigation into the shooting, with findings to be reviewed by the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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