On 3/14/21 at 0302 hours Statesboro Police Department (SPD) officers responded to The George Apartments on Woodland Drive in Statesboro for a male shot at that location. The 24 year old was transported to Memorial Health in Savannah with life threatening injuries. Senior Detective Winskey and Det. Sgt. Harrelson responded and began investigating the incident.
As is often the case, the investigation determined that there were multiple people present at The George when the victim was shot. None remained on scene to provide detectives with firsthand information. The incident however was captured on video surveillance by a camera operated by a nearby apartment complex, 111 South Apartments. 111 South was one of the first video sharing partners to begin using the Fusus system. Detectives using Fusus were therefore able to immediately access that footage and see the incident unfold.
Building on the video footage, detectives were able to find the missing witnesses and secure warrants for 17 year old Kelby Durden (Longleaf Drive, Swainsboro). Durden remained at large until 4/13/21 when he was apprehended by officers of the Swainsboro Police Department. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains pending further judicial hearings. He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
SPD would like to thank 111 South and the Swainsboro Police Department for their help in solving this case.