On Wednesday, March 30, 2022 around 7 pm Statesboro Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at in an apartment building in the 100 block of Church Street in the City of Statesboro. Officers requested Bulloch County EMS to the scene. EMS determined that one man was dead at the scene inside the apartment.

Statesboro Police Department Captain Jared Akins identified the deceased as Edward Jerome Samuel, Jr. a 30 year old man with a Sylvania address. Samuel’s body has been transported to the GBI crime lab in Pooler.

SPD responds to fatal shooting. Credit: Grice Connect

Statesboro Police has 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.

This is a developing story and no other details have been released at this time. Statesboro Police Department is in charge of the investigation.

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...