South Georgia Crime & Safety

GBI Investigating Shooting Death in Garden City

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting death in Garden City.

The state agency says it was requested by the Garden City Police Department on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 around 2:20 p.m. Agents from the GBI regional office in Statesboro responded to assist with the death investigation at a home on Third Street in the Chatham County city.

Preliminary information indicates that at 2:01 p.m., 911 received a report of a shooting and an unresponsive male behind a home in the 4000 block of Third Street. When officers arrived, they found Erick Lakeem Davis, age 15, of Savannah, with gunshot wounds. Davis was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab. The investigation is active and ongoing. If anyone has information, please contact the GBI Statesboro office at 912-871-1121 or the Garden City Police Department at 912-963-2721. You can also remain anonymous by calling tips to 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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