GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Brunswick

ByWTOC Staff|September 20, 2020 at 1:18 PM EDT - Updated September 20 at 3:18 PM

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WTOC) - The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting at the request of the Brunswick Police Department.

Police say a Brunswick Police Officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the downtown area a little after 5 p.m. Saturday. While searching for the vehicle, police encountered Charles Eric Moses, Jr., 33, on foot. Moses ran from police when he saw them.

While on a foot chase, Moses started firing shots at police, who in returned, fired shots back and struck Moses. Moses was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injures. Police recovered a weapon at the scene.

No officers were injured.

Moses' body will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler where an autopsy will be conducted.

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

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