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SAVANNAH — A 22-year-old man was shot and killed by Savannah police after police say he pointed a gun at them while they were responding to an attempted break-in call.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that police responded to a home invasion call at a residence on 34th Street. The caller indicated that someone was trying to break in her home.
When law enforcement officers arrived, they confronted 22-year-old Deandre Lee Seaborough-Patterson, of Savannah, who was still in the yard of the residence holding a gun in his hand.
According to the GBI, the officers instructed Patterson to drop the weapon and he did not comply with verbal commands. Police say Patterson pointed the weapon toward the officers, and officers fired at him.
Patterson was struck, and officers began to render aid. He later died at a local hospital.
A handgun was recovered at the scene and no officers were injured during the incident.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office for review.