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Statesboro police officer killed in apparent murder-suicide
Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins, wife die in Easter morning incident
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The late Statesboro Police Department Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins. - photo by Photo courtesy Statesboro Police Department

An advanced patrol officer with the Statesboro Police Department was shot to death early Sunday morning in what police officials say is an apparent murder-suicide.

At approximately 2:36 a.m. Easter morning, Statesboro Police officers responded to Copper Beech Townhomes in reference to reports of possible shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered APO Ian Huggins with multiple gunshot wounds. Moments after officers entered the home, Huggins' wife Rebecca Boyett Huggins took her own life with one gunshot to the head. The two were married less than two months earlier on Feb. 14.

EMS and officers on the scene tried to revive both Ian Huggins and Rebecca Huggins and both were transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Life-saving efforts were not successful.

The Statesboro Police Department has turned the investigation over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which will handle all inquiries.

"We would like to thank the GBI and the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office for providing assistance and support during this difficult time for our department," department officials said in a release on Facebook

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

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