SAVANNAH, GA (April 3, 2021) – SPD has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into an in-custody death that occurred early this morning at police headquarters.

The deceased is a 60-year-old male. His identity is not being released at this time as a result of the active investigation.

The man had been brought to police headquarters for questioning in connection to an aggravated assault investigation and was in the interview room alone when the incident occurred. Officers found him suffering from injuries sustained by an object in his possession and attempted life saving measures; however, he died as a result of his injuries.

The GBI was immediately contacted to begin an investigation. This is standard procedure for an in-custody death. All further requests will need to be forwarded to the GBI.

All involved SPD personnel have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure during this type of investigation.