Hero Down: Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari Murdered By Robbery Suspect

Savannah Police Department Sergeant Kelvin Ansari was murdered in the line of duty Saturday night.

Savannah, GA - Sergeant Kelvin Ansari with the Savannah Police Department was murdered Saturday night while investigating a robbery.

The incident started at around 8:10 p.m. as officers were in the 2300 block of Bull Street, conducting a follow-up for a robbery, according to the department.

Officers located a vehicle matching the description of one they were looking for. Upon approaching the vehicle, the occupant of the vehicle opened fire on the officers.

Two officers were shot in the gunfight, and the suspect was destroyed.

Both officers were transported to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Sergeant Ansari succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

The unidentified second officer was treated and released.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be conducting the shooting investigation.

Sergeant Ansari has been identified as a U.S. Army veteran with over two decades of service in the military, and a 10-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Savannah Police Sergeant Ansari, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, your life mattered.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

Savanah is a great place to visit, but the last time I was there a police officer told me not to walk around at night if you want to make it home alive and with all your money. Rest in peace, Sgt. Ansari.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Rest easy hero, we’ll hold the line. Thoughts to his family both blue and blood.

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

The picture speaks loudly!!! He loved what he did!! Rest Easy and sending love to his family and fellow officers!!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, your life mattered.".

That says it all. I cannot stand it to see a member of the black community who was such a shining example of good .Someone truly needed in his community and yet he was taken long before his time and so needlessly. God will guide you now Officer Ansari. May he RIP and may they please find his killer and bring the person to justice soon.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Wonder if it was friendly fire. Hope the media keeps us posted on the GBI investigation.