SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) continues to investigate a Saturday morning officer-involved shooting on Savannah’s Southside. Monday, the GBI released new information in the investigation.

The Savannah Police Department (SPD) requested the GBI to independently investigate the officer-involved shooting that happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 9000 block of White Bluff Road.

According to the GBI, Savannah Police were investigating an alleged armed robbery investigation.

A victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint. The victim also gave officers a description of the suspect, as well as the suspect’s name, Zachary Smith.

An officer later found Smith in an area between White Bluff Road and Abercorn Street.

Investigators say officers chased Smith through an apartment complex and commercial business area, ending in the parking lot of Home Source Rentals, located at 9133 White Bluff Road. 

photo: Georgia Bureau of Investigation

According to the GBI, Smith pointed his weapon at an officer, and the officer fired, hitting Smith in the leg. 

Smith, 24, of Ellabell, was taken to Memorial Health where he is listed in stable condition. 

Agents recovered a weapon from the scene.   

GBI investigators plan to provide a case file to the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office for review once their investigation is complete.

This is the 16th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2022.