SAVANNAH, GA (December 24, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a fatal domestic disturbance that claimed the life of two people, Dec. 23.
The SCMPD received a third-party call via the Emergency Communications Center at approximately 4:04 p.m. regarding a domestic disturbance in the 1700 block of Grove Point Road. Upon police arrival, officers made entry into a residence finding Amber Welch, 30, deceased on scene from an apparent gunshot wound. Due to the circumstances, Metro’s SWAT, Violent Crimes and Hostage Negotiations Team responded to the scene.
To ensure the safety of all involved, SWAT made re-entry into the home. This time, officers found Edward Jerome Greene, Jr., 34, deceased in another area of the home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was found inside the home. Southside Fire EMS responded to the scene and confirmed both deaths.
Investigators believe Greene and Welch were in a relationship. Detectives also believe this incident to be a murder-suicide; however this incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with any additional information in this case is asked to contact detectives on the SCMPD tip line at (912) 525-3124.
Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.