Autopsy: Man May Have Shot Himself During Police Foot Chase

Posted at 9:15 PM, Nov 17, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia authorities say an autopsy found a man who was fatally shot during a foot chase with a Savannah police officer may have killed himself.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 24-year-old Brandon Christopher Adams died early Wednesday. The GBI said autopsy results showed the fatal injury was "consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest." However, the agency said it's still investigating the death.

Savannah-Chatham County police say an officer stopped Adams on the street at about 3:30 a.m. and he fled on foot. Police say that during the chase, the officer heard a shot and saw Adams fall, but the officer never fired his gun.

Police recovered a handgun at the scene, but authorities have not said whether it belonged to Adams.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)