Savannah Police Officer killed in line of duty

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Sunday, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari died in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night.

He was a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army and joined the Savannah Police Department in 2008.

In September, he would have been with  the department for 11 years.

Ansari worked in various units in the department to include patrol and as a Northwest Precinct Investigator. He was currently working as a supervisor in the Central Precinct.

“Last night we lost a great man,” said Police Chief Roy Minter.

Around 8 p.m. on May 11, officers responded to the 2300 block of Bull Street to follow up on a previous robbery call.  When officers approached the vehicle, shots were fired.

Two officers as well as the suspect sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital.

The second officer, Douglas Thomas was treated and released.

Ansari is survived by his wife and four children.

The GBI is investigating.

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