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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JBo
JBo

Hi_estComnDenomn...every time you post nonsense comments like the "popcorn" comment, you reveal a bit more of your morals and class.

JBo
JBo

@KaseyCT...Amen!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether better federal gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Wow. Not even married 3 mos? And multiple prior marriages? Someone should have been getting this officer the mental health care he needed. Too many go untreated. They have one of the most stressful & demanding jobs in the country. They should all have mandatory ‘talk’ sessions & evaluations every 6 mos. if found to be needing a ‘time out’, then give it to them. Along with any medication that may also help. Condolences to their families & loved ones. Tragic.