Sunday, September 27 at 9:40 pm, Statesboro Police Department’s (SPD) patrol officers responded to Stadium Walk Apartments on Lanier Road for a report of shots fired. 

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Upon arrival, officers located a male subject, later identified as 22 year old Brian David Diaz, deceased inside of his apartment from a gunshot wound. 

Statesboro Police Detectives responded to the scene and began the investigation. Diaz’s family has been notified of his death.

At this point the investigation is ongoing. 

Saw Something? Say Something!

Detectives are asking the public, specifically residents of Stadium Walk, to contact SPD if they observed any suspicious activity or persons between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in the complex or at any nearby location.

They are also asking any residents with cameras at their apartments to review the footage for that same time frame and report anything unusual.  

All information should be forwarded to the case detective, Senior Detective James Winskey, by phone to 912-764-9911 or anonymously to tips@statesboroga.gov

Stadium Walk near Georgia Southern stadium and campus

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Stadium Walk apartments are located in eyesight of Paulson Stadium. The apartments are not on campus but very close. The Georgia Southern bus system runs in front of the apartment complex and it is close enough that students can walk to class

This complex is one of many around the university that have fallen into ill repair. Due to this, they are affordable. Because of this there is a mixture of students and citizens living in the complex. This complex is not all student housing. SPD has now confirmed that Diaz was not a student.


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