The Statesboro (GA) Police Department has announced the sudden off-duty death of Advanced Patrol Officer Ian Huggins, in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

On Sunday at approximately 2:36 AM, officers of the Statesboro Police Department responded to Copper Beech Townhomes in reference to reports of possible shots fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered APO Huggins with multiple gunshot wounds. Moments after officers entered the home, Rebecca Boyett Huggins, his wife, took her own life with one gunshot to the head. The two were married February 14, 2018.

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