SAVANNAH, Ga. (WFLA/CNN) – In a Facebook post-Sunday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp identified the Savannah Police officer who died after a shooting on Bull Street.
The Savannah Police Department says two officers were following up on a robbery call and approached a car when shots were fired. Both officers and the suspect were injured.
Gov. Brian Kemp says a Sgt. Kelvin Ansari a 10-year veteran of the department is the officer who died after approaching the robbery suspect.
Last night, a Savannah Police Department officer was killed in the line of duty. Please keep the officer’s family, loved ones, and all of our LEOs in your thoughts and prayers. #gapolhttps://t.co/MBtfz1y27j — Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) May 12, 2019
Kemp says the Ansari served with the U.S. Army for two decades before joining the Savannah Police Department.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is called to an officer-involved shooting, said the suspect also died from their injuries. The second officer has been released from the hospital.