BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A police lieutenant from County Glynn is dead after a SWAT incident on Thursday night in front of his home in Braunschweig. Following a chase from McIntosh County following a double-shot in the early evening began, said Georgia police officers.
Glynn police said Robert "Corey" Sasser was found dead in his pickup truck after the SWAT team fired tear gas to get him out of the vehicle near Hunter's Point ,
The police believe that Sasser was involved in a shooting incident in McIntosh County Thursday night, in which a man and a woman were dead, and said that the male victim had exchanged a gunfire against the shooter. McIntosh MPs and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources were involved in a slow hunt of the Sasser vehicle back to the Brunswick homeland.
A perimeter was put on his pickup and the SWAT team called. Hours later, the officers approached and found Sasser dead.
The names of the man and woman who died in McIntosh County were not published, but sources told the Brunswick News that the victims were his alienated wife and her boyfriend.
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The authorities said the condition of Sasser's attachment was that he should stay outside the Braunschweig Judicial Circuit, but he was allowed to return to court on Tuesday. News4Jax was told that he recently lived with his sister in Alabama and was being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Scott Ryfun, senior vice president of programming at WGIG Radio, shared photos with News4Jax showing Glynn County officers along with a search and recovery vehicle.
Neighbors said what they had heard during the SWAT dispute.
"I've noticed that the shots do not sound like a normal weapon to me, as a hunter I'm more like tear gas," Harley Rich said. "A lot of excitement, many things are happening out here."
Glynn County police will hold a joint press conference at 9 am with the sheriff's office in McIntosh County and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to provide details about the events of the past 12 hours.
Standoff in May
This was SWAT's second altercation with Sasser in just over a month.
In May, Sasser and SWAT had a stalemate that ended in a wooded area off Highway 99. He was captured and taken to a hospital.
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