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Arrest Made Tuesday for December Shooting at Park Place

Statesboro Police Department officers arrested 20 year-old Michael Kelly on Tuesday for a shooting that occurred last December at Park Place Apartments. Kelly was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the Bulloch County Jail. He remains there awaiting further judicial action.

From SPD:

On 12/1/22 SPD officers responded to Park Place Apartments for a shooting. The 28 year old male victim was located and transferred to Memorial in Savannah. He survived and was later released, but with life changing injuries . The investigation identified 20 year old Michael Kelly(Chandler Rd, Statesboro) as the offender. Warrants were issued for Kelly, who left the area shortly after the shooting.

On 9/5/23, SPD officers received a tip that Kelly was located on Lanier Drive in Statesboro. Patrol officers were able to observe him walking and, after a short foot pursuit, take him into custody. Kelly was transported to the Bulloch County Jail on one count of Aggravated Assault where he remains pending further judicial action.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Detective Dustin Cross at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to or by texting 274637 and entering “TIPSSPD” plus your message.

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