The Statesboro Police Department has made an arrest in an ongoing investigation of a March 14th shooting at The George Apartments.
SPD said Wednesday that detectives arrested 17-year-old Kelby Durden with the help of the Swainsboro Police Department. Durden reportedly shot a Sylvania man last month.
Authorities say patrol officers responded to The George Apartments around 3:00 a.m. on March 14, 2021 after receiving information about male shooting victim. When they arrived on the scene, officers located a 24-year-old male victim, who was from Sylvania. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was subsequently transported to Memorial University Health in Savannah. Senior Detective Winskey and Det. Sgt. Harrelson responded and began investigating the incident.
At the time, SPD said the investigation determined that there were multiple people present when the victim was shot. None remained on scene to provide detectives with firsthand information. The incident however was captured on video surveillance by a camera operated by a nearby apartment complex, 111 South Apartments. 111 South was one of the first video sharing partners to begin using the Fusus system. Detectives using Fusus were therefore able to immediately access that footage and see the incident unfold.
Police said Wednesday:
Building on the video footage, detectives were able to find the missing witnesses and secure warrants for 17 year old Kelby Durden (Longleaf Drive, Swainsboro). Durden remained at large until 4/13/21 when he was apprehended by officers of the Swainsboro Police Department. He was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains pending further judicial hearings. He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.
SPD would like to thank 111 South, owned by Centurion Property Group and managed by Asset Living, and the Swainsboro Police Department for their help in solving this case.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Senior Detective Winskey at 912-764-9911 or submit an anonymous tip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses or residential complexes interested in the Fusus program should contact Cpt. Akins or submit their information to email@example.com to set up a demonstration.