Off-Duty Officer Involved Murder-Suicide


Press Release



Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist

Statesboro Police Department

25 West Grady Street

Statesboro, Georgia 30458


It is with extreme sorrow and grief that the Statesboro Police Department must announce the sudden off-duty death of Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

On 4/1/18 at approximately 2:36 AM, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to Copper Beech Townhomes in reference to reports of possible shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered APO Huggins with multiple gunshot wounds. Moments after officers entered the home, Rebecca Boyett Huggins, his wife, took her own life with one gunshot to the head. The two were married February 14th, 2018.

EMS and officers on scene made efforts to revive both APO Huggins and Rebecca Huggins. Both were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Life-saving efforts were not successful.

The Statesboro Police Department has turned this investigation over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and all inquiries regarding the investigation of this incident should be directed to their office. We would like to thank the GBI and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office for providing assistance and support during this difficult time for our department.

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:

Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges Warren



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