According to authorities from multi agencies in a press conference this morning, Lt. Robert Sasser and two others have died. The press conference included the Glynn County Police Department, Glynn County Sheriff’s Office, McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office, and Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
Brian Scott, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chief, Glynn County Police Department addressed the press this morning explaining a series of events that unfolded last night in McIntosh County.
Around 9:00pm last night a report was made that shots were fired in the Tolomoto Island residential area. At the time that authorities were responding to the call, a DNR Officer saw a vehicle fleeing the area. The Officer stopped the vehicle, but initially did not recognize the person in the vehicle to be suspended Glynn County Officer Robert “Corey” Sasser, who gave him a “decoy” story about shots fired.
Sasser then sped off which led to a low speed chase from McIntosh County down HWY 17 into Glynn County and ended in the driveway at Sasser’s home in Hunter’s Point neighborhood in Brunswick.
When police arrived at the McIntosh residence responding to the shots fired, they found two victims deceased. One being a male who they determined to have exchanged gunfire with Sasser. Authorites did not release the identities of the two victims, but unconfirmed sources say that it was Sasser’s ex-wife and her boyfriend.
The SWAT team was called to Sasser’s home in a standoff that took place for several hours. Glynn County police said “Corey” Sasser was found dead in his pickup truck hours after the SWAT team fired tear gas into it trying to get him out of the vehicle. Brian Scott said that after several hours and no movement from Sasser, they found him dead inside his vehicle. Sasser never left the vehicle and Scott said no gun fire was ever exchanged between Sasser and the SWAT team.
“At this point in the investigation, we do not know if Mr. Sasser was hit by any of that gunfire,” said Brian Scott, referring to the McIntosh shootout. “That will not be available until the outcome of an autopsy.”
Sasser was allowed to return to Glynn County on Monday prior to a court appearance on Tuesday. Sources say there was a police report and investigation made after Sasser allegedly saw and threatened estranged wife Katie in a restaurant this week. Sasser was not taken into custody. This incident is still under investigation and All on Georgia-Glynn will report the story as the investigation unfolds.
Here is the prior story that was reported in May.