A woman shot last week in a suspected murder-suicide attempt at Aspen Heights Apartments off Highway 67 remains in the hospital but is improving, according to Statesboro police Maj. Rob Bryan, interim police chief.
Allison Fleet, 23, was airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah Feb. 21 after police, responding to a welfare check request by one of the victims' parents, found her wounded. Antonio Sanchez, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both suffered gunshot wounds, Bryan said.
"She is still hospitalized, but family members said she is improving," he said.
According to Georgia Southern University spokesperson Jennifer Wise, Sanchez was not a GSU student, but Fleet is a graduate of GSU and is taking post-baccalaureate classes. She is also a university employee.
"When the responding officers arrived on the scene, they found both front and rear doors of the apartment secured," so they forced their way into the apartment, where they found the two inside, Bryan said.
"Preliminary investigation leads (police) to suspect this case is a possible attempted murder-suicide," Bryan said. "It is not believed that any other parties are involved in this incident at the present time. However, the case is still under active investigation."
Bryan did not specify whether Sanchez or Fleet wielded the gun used in the shootings. He said further information will be released after police receive the results from the medical examiner's report.
Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Sanchez's body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah Feb. 22.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.