GBI investigating officer involved shooting Sunday night in Savannah

Gregory Eugene Griffin, 31, pulled out a firearm and shot at officers. Three officers fired their guns and hit Griffin.

At the request of the Savannah Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. The incident happened near the entrance of Home Depot located at 1907 E. Victory Drive. Gregory Eugene Griffin, age 31, was injured. No officers were injured in this incident.

The preliminary information indicates that on Sunday, June 30, at about 8:30 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a stop on a vehicle based on information provided by the Chatham County Police Department. The information listed Griffin as a suspect in a homicide investigation and as driving the vehicle.

Griffin attempted to drive away, and there was a short chase. He was traveling in the wrong lane of traffic on E. Victory Drive and hit another vehicle. Griffin got out of his vehicle and began to run. Officers began to chase Griffin, at which time he pulled out a firearm and shot at the officers. Three officers fired their guns and hit Griffin.
Officers rendered aid to Griffin, and he was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center for treatment. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Statesboro at (912) 871-1121. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-597-8477 or online at

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review. Savannah Police Department communications first posted news of the incident at 10:39 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

“SPD is on the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Wallin Street and Victory Drive,” read a social media post from SPD. “The officer involved was not injured. The suspect was transported to Memorial Medical Center. Per SPD policy, the investigation will be handled by the GBI and any questions should be referred to them.”

Danielle O'Connor, Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 5 Field Office, confirmed with Connect Savannah on Monday afternoon that Griffin did not die from the incident.


Travis Jaudon

Travis Jaudon is a reporter for Connect Savannah. He is a Savannah native and has been writing in Savannah since 2016. Reach him with feedback or story tips at 912-721-4358
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