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Statesboro Police Dept Investigating Homicide at Church Street Apartment

Detectives with the Statesboro Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday at an apartment on Church Street.


On 3/30/22 at 6:59 p.m. Bulloch County 911 received calls of shots fired in the 100 block of Church Street in Statesboro. Statesboro P.D. patrol officers responded and located a male shot to death inside of an apartment at that location. The male was later identified as Edward Jerome Samuel (30 years old, Sylvania, Ga). Officers also detained an individual believed to be responsible for firing the fatal shot along with several witnesses. Multiple detectives responded to begin the criminal investigation, which lasted overnight and continues currently.

At this point in the investigation detectives are certain of who caused the death of Samuel. The circumstances of the shooting, and the possible justification for it, however, require further investigation. Detectives believe the incident was specific to the parties involved, all of whom knew one another, and presents no further danger to the general public. No criminal charges have been brought as of yet against the responsible party.

Anyone with further information on this investigation should contact Senior Detective Eric Short at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.

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