UPDATE 7/19/22 3:00 PM – Authorities apprehended the suspect in Swainsboro. He is now in custody.


On June 27, 2022, at 5:54 P.M., Statesboro Police Department officers responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for a 21 year old male being treated there for multiple gunshot wounds.

The male was later transported to Memorial Health in Savannah where he underwent surgery and has since been released.

With the cooperation of the victim and victim’s family, detectives were able to develop probable cause and issue arrest warrants for Labeitoaizizi Jawari King, Jr (21 years old).

King is believed to travel between Statesboro and Swainsboro. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on King’s location should contact Senior Detective Ben Purvis at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.