Hero Down: Statesboro Officer Ian Huggins Killed In Murder-Suicide

StatesboroPolice Officer Ian Huggins was fatally shot early Easter morning.

Statesboro, GA – Statesboro Police Department (SPD) Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins died of multiple gunshot wounds on Sunday morning, after he was repeatedly shot by his wife, police said.

“It is with extreme sorrow and grief that the Statesboro Police Department must announce the sudden off-duty death of Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins, in what appears to be a murder-suicide,” the SPD said in an afternoon press release.

Police responded to the Copper Beech Townhomes at approximately 2:36 a.m. Easter morning, after they received a report of possible shots fired.

They arrived to find Officer Huggins with “multiple gunshot wounds,” the department said.

“Moments after officers entered the home, Rebecca Boyett Huggins, his wife, took her own life with one gunshot to the head,” the SPD said.

Police and emergency medical personnel attempted to revive the couple before transporting them to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center, but neither survived.

The motive for the shooting was unclear, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is handling the case, the SPD said.

Officer Huggins and Rebecca had been married since Feb. 14.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Statesboro Police Department Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

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CelticTiger
CelticTiger

RIP Sir....heartbreaking

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

How horribly sad.............

Resa
Resa

So sad. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

HankT
HankT

WOW ! So much for newlyweds ! That party ended quickly ! TOO SAD ! I don't know why they have to post this stuff !His personal affairs should not be news !

Iloveyouuncleian
Iloveyouuncleian

Peggy, how dare you. You are sick. Are you forgetting that you were the one that made him move away from his kids? That threatened him? He divorced YOU. Don’t you dare you heartless women. How dare you say something SO HORRIBLE. About a man who lost his life. How dare you say something so vile for everyone to see. I thought the whole point of your post was to say “his personal matters should have been kept private” You literally just threw out your incorrect side of the story. That’s personal. You’re sick and I swear, you better not EVER post another bad thing about my Uncle. He was NOT a bad man and never was. He loves his whole family and his children. He tried to love you despite the fact everyone knew you were a monster. Please leave him and his name alone. This post was wonder and for HIS FAMILY. Not for you.