A 33-year-old man was shot dead late Saturday afternoon after he shot officers while fleeing Brunswick police, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
State investigators said the accident began around 5 pm. When a Brunswick officer was patrolling downtown he saw a speeding car. While searching for that car, the police found a walking man who ran when he saw the officers.
GBI said that as an officer ran after the man, the suspect fired several shots at a second officer in the Newcastle and Bay Street area. That officer, Lieutenant Donald Papen, fired back, wounding the man, later known as Charles Eric Moses Jr., of Brunswick.
Musa was taken to the health system in southeast Georgia, where he died. No officer was injured during the accident.
Musa’s body will be taken to GBI Crime Lab in Pooler for an autopsy.
The GBI, who has been asked to take over the investigation, said a weapon had been found at the scene. Investigators were seen packing evidence outside the crime scene tape. One item looks like a car key. Investigators, armed with electric lights and metal detectors, looked at Jekyll Square on Saturday evening.