BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting at the request of the Brunswick Police Department.
The GBI says preliminary information shows that just after 5 p.m. Saturday, an officer was patrolling downtown Brunswick when he saw a car speeding. While looking for the car, police encountered a man on foot who ran when he saw police.
A foot chase ensued and the man, later identified as 33-year-old Charles Eric Moses, Jr., fired “numerous shots” in the direction of Lt. Donald Babbin. Babbin returned fire, striking Moses.
Moses was taken to Southeast Georgia Health System, where he was pronounced deceased. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Moses’ body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler where an autopsy will be conducted.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.