Aggravated Assault Investigation on James Street


Press Release



Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady St

Statesboro, GA 30458


On 10/14/17 at 0240 hours, Officers from the Statesboro Police Department responded to the Elks Lodge located at 36 James Street in reference to an Aggravated Assault.  Upon their arrival on the scene officers learned that two individuals had been shot, one of whom had already been transported to the Emergency Room by private vehicle.  One of the victims had received a gunshot wound to the hand, while the second victim was shot multiple times in the torso.  The second victim was transported to Memorial Health in Savannah.  This incident does not appear to be a random act, detectives are currently following up on potential leads, however no witnesses have currently come forward.


No further information is being released at this time as this is still an active investigation.


Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.  You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.




Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:

Deputy Chief Robert Bryan


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