The below release is a GBI press release.
Savannah, GA (March 26, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Savannah, GA. The Savannah Police Department requested that the GBI conduct an independent investigation on March 26, 2022. One man was shot. No officers were injured.
Preliminary information indicates that two Savannah PD officers were working off-duty providing security at the Congress Street Social Club at 411 W. Congress Street in Savannah. At approximately 2:57 a.m., the officers were told a man was outside in front of Boomys Restaurant & Bar, located next door, holding a handgun. The man, identified as Robert Gadson, 35, of Savannah, had been involved in an argument that turned physical with a Boomys’ bouncer and he subsequently pulled out a handgun. When officers approached Gadson, they gave verbal commands for him to drop his weapon, at which point he pointed it toward the officers. An exchange of gunfire between the officers and Gadson occurred that resulted in Gadson being shot.
Officers administered first aid and Gadson was taken to a local hospital in Savannah where he is currently in critical condition. No officers were injured in this incident. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.