Savannah police officer from Charlotte shot, killed investigating robbery – WSOC Charlotte

Savannah police officer from Charlotte shot, killed investigating robbery - WSOC Charlotte

Georgia police officer killed, another injured in shooting, officials say

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The officer killed Saturday night in Savannah has been identified as Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, a 10-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department.

Sgt. Ansari had just been recognized for his years of service with Savannah Police Department on the first of this month, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant last August.

(CNN)Before Sgt. Kelvin Ansari became a Savannah police officer, he already had a long career in public service.

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His body will be transported from the hospital to the GBI Crime Lab on Mohawk Street with full honors Monday at 7 a.m. You can watch the live stream below:

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A police officer in Georgia died from injuries sustained after a shooting Saturday night that injured another officer and left a suspect dead, officials said.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Police in coastal Georgia say an officer has died after being injured while responding to a call.  The Savannah Police Department said in a news release Sunday that officers were following up on a previous robbery call a little after 8 p.m. Saturday. As they approached a vehicle that matched a description theyd been given, gunshots were fired.  Two officers and a suspect were injured and taken to a hospital. Police didnt release their names  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a tweet that the suspect also died. Savannah police said the second officer was treated and released.  Savannah police say GBI has been called in to investigate the shooting.

The Savannah Police Department said in a Facebook post the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. on the 2300 block of Bull Street as officers were following up on a robbery call.

Officials report that upon arriving at the scene, Sgt. Ansari and his partner, Officer Douglas Thomas, initiated an investigation with the belief that the suspect, Edward Fuller III, had fled. During the investigation, however, the GBI reports that Fuller had actually been in a nearby car and when Sgt. Ansari approached the vehicle, he exited and fired upon Ansari and his partner, striking both.

The officers were notified of a suspect's car and were approaching the vehicle when the shooting took place, according to police.

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Two officers, in addition to the suspect, sustained injuries and were transported to an area hospital. Police said Sunday morning one of the officers died due to injuries sustained in the shooting, while the second officer was treated and released.

SAVANNAH, GA (WBTV) – A member of the Savannah Police Department who was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Saturday evening was raised in Charlotte before entering the line of duty.

A police officer died of injuries sustained after a shooting Saturday night in Savannah, Georgia, according to local police. (WTOC-TV via NNS)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported on Sunday that Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, 50, had been shot and killed after responding to a robbery call at a local barbershop.

"Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time," police said. "We want to thank the community for their continued support."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter it that has been requested to assist in the investigation, and is "gathering details" from the scene on Saturday night.

Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design told WTOC-TV they heard some shots and waited a few minutes before looking out the window as additional shots rang out.

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"I was going home. I was over at that party there and then I heard about six shots go off,"  Stephen Facea told WTOC. "It wasn’t seconds, and I saw two cop cars racing down."

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Surrounding roads were closed off with crime scene tape, and neighbors told FOX28 they were told they could not leave the confines of their homes as authorities investigated.

The GBI said the suspect was also killed in the shooting. A news conference is planned for Sunday afternoon to release further information, according to police.

So far in 2019, 41 officers have died in the line of duty, from causes ranging from being hit by vehicles to suffering medical emergencies, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page. The last time the overall number was at 40 at this point in the year was in 1965.


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