SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man was fatally shot during a foot chase in Savannah - but not by the officer pursuing him.
Savannah-Chatham County police said the shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after an officer stopped a pedestrian on the city's suburban south side. The pedestrian fled and the officer chased him on foot.
Police say in a news release that "during the foot chase the officer reported hearing a shot and observing the individual fall. The officer did not discharge his firearm."
The man shot during the chase was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His name was not immediately released.
Police say they recovered a gun at the scene. Savannah police have asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to lead the inquiry.
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