Kurt Meyers

Kurt Meyers

UPDATE: Kurt Meyers, 34, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault in the June 2 shooting death of Brian Heckman, 57, on the 2400 block of Abercorn Street.

Events resulting in this shooting remain under investigation by SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives.


SAVANNAH, GA (June 2, 2016) — Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police ended a standoff with a gunman at approximately 3:45 p.m., June 2, in the 2400 block of Abercorn Street after he shot and killed a man.

The suspect reportedly shot the victim near Abercorn and 40th Street at approximately 1:30 p.m., and then fled into a nearby residence. SCMPD officers secured the perimeter and enabled EMS to aid the victim and transport him to Memorial University Medical Center where he later died.

The SWAT team safely evacuated one resident, made contact with the suspect, and then deployed gas into the building. Soon after, the suspect exited the building and surrendered to police.

The name of the victim is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line. The tip line is open directly to investigators by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.