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Bulloch Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting on Hopeulikit Lane

Bulloch County deputies responded to a call Thursday night in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. The man, Alex Lawrence Smith, was discovered on the porch of the home. Smith had been involved in an altercation with the homeowner and pulled out a gun, which prompted the homeowner to do the same and shoot him. Smith was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, where he is in stable condition. BCSO Investigator Pre Cone is investigating the case.

From BCSO:

On Thursday, September 23, 2022 at approximately 830pm, Deputies and Investigators responded to 109 Hopeulikit Lane, Statesboro, Ga. (Bulloch County, Ga) in reference to a subject sustaining a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival Deputies found ALEX LAWRENCE SMITH (26 YEARS OF AGE) on the porch area of the above listed address, with a gunshot wound to his chest. Preliminary information revealed that SMITH was yelling and screaming at the homeowner and began to aggressively approach him. Further statement was that SMITH pulled a firearm from his pocket and pointed it at the homeowner, who in turn fired one round from his gun, which struck SMITH in his chest. SMITH was medically treated on the scene and then transported to Memorial Medical Center where he is currently in stable condition. SMITH and the homeowner are unknown to each other.

This case is under active investigation and anyone having information about this incident and asked to contact Investigator Pre Cone at (912) 764-1703.

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