SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting on Savannah’s west side.
According to a statement released by the GBI, officers initially stopped Saudi Arai Lee, 31, at close to noon on Friday. They noticed Lee walking in the street and stopped him in order to speak with him.
The statement said that Lee “immediately showed his wallet, saying it contained his weapons permit.” After that, Lee allegedly lifted his shirt and pulled a weapon from its holster. A short chase ensued and Lee was shot by an officer.
Medical aid was rendered on scene and Lee was later pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center.
Police said no officers were harmed in this incident.
“I was saddened to hear of another act of gun violence in our City, this time involving a Savannah Police Officer,” Mayor Van Johnson tweeted. “I have personally spoken with the family to express my condolences.”
He added: “Please join me in prayer for this family & our City.”