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Man sought for questioning in Sunday shooting
Two injured during fight; charges pending
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State agents are seeking the whereabouts of a man suspected of attacking another man in his home Sunday.

Evan Boyd, 24, is avoiding law enforcement after a shooting incident Sunday at a Winding Way residence, said Cyrus Purdiman, special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Statesboro office.

Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said deputies responded around 7 a.m. Sunday to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, where they met with Justin Deal, 32, who said he was injured earlier in a fight at his Winding Way home on the east side of Statesboro near Highway 24.

Deal told deputies a “male acquaintance,” who Purdiman identified as Boyd, “entered his home ... uninvited and started a physical fight.” Deal told deputies he shot Boyd, who fled.

“The assailant in this case later arrived at an out of state hospital for treatment,” Anderson said.

Because Bulloch County sheriff’s deputies were involved with another, separate incident at the time, Anderson requested the GBI’s assistance in the aggravated assault case, he said.

Purdiman said special agents learned that Boyd, of an undetermined Bulloch County address, was “shot during a physical altercation” with Deal, who also suffered injury, but neither man’s injuries are believed to be life threatening.

No arrests have been made, but charges are pending upon further investigation, he said. GBI agents seek Boyd for questioning about the fight between him and Deal.

Anyone with information about Boyd’s whereabouts is asked to contact Purdiman of the Statesboro GBI office at (912) 871-1121 or Chief Deputy Jared Akins of the Bulloch County sheriff’s office at (912) 764-8888. All calls are confidential.


Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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