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Published on June 20, 2024
GBI Probes Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Statesboro After Erratic IncidentSource: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is currently looking into an officer-involved shooting in Statesboro, following a series of incidents involving a black Chevrolet Camaro. The sequence of events that culminated in the fatal confrontation on June 18, began with a hijinks of calls made to the Bulloch County Dispatch about erratic behavior and alleged gunfire from the vehicle.

According to the GBI report, deputies were dispatched to the Gas Pro Travel Center at the junction of Highway 301 and A.J. Riggs Rd, where they encountered 25-year-old Robert Allen Bostic of Warner Robins, Georgia. Prior to the deputy's arrival, Bostic reportedly pointed a gun at a patron at a nearby gas pump and opened fire as the individual retreated, striking his vehicle. Once on the scene, deputies positioned themselves near the Camaro as Bostic emerged from the vehicle. He was given commands to show his hands but instead, Bostic shot at one of the deputies, leading to both deputies firing back.

The incident resulted in Bostic being struck multiple times. The GBI confirmed that he was taken to a local hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. The GBI's Independent investigation is ongoing, and the findings will be passed to the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office for review. Notably, no officers were injured during the event.

An official autopsy is expected to be performed on Bostic's body at the GBI Crime Lab. Details surrounding the confrontation and the moments leading up to it remain under scrutiny as the GBI's efforts persist to piece together the full narrative. The District Attorney's Office is awaiting the conclusion of the investigation to decide on any possible action. For now, the GBI's focus remains on objectivity and thoroughness to ensure a transparent resolution to the fatal incident.