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2/25/22 Safety Notification: Projectiles from Vehicles

The Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety has been made aware of suspicious incidents in the City of Statesboro involving occupants in moving vehicles launching projectiles at individuals walking or standing along the street. Please be on the lookout for this behavior as you move through the Statesboro area. 

If you are off-campus and witness an incident of this nature, immediately contact Statesboro Police Department at 912-764-9911. If you are on-campus and witness an incident of this nature, immediately contact University Police at 912-478-5234. 


2/24/2022 Safety Notification (Statesboro Campus) – Shooting Incident at Freedom’s Landing

This is a safety notification from the Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety:

Georgia Southern University Police are currently investigating a shooting incident at Freedom’s Landing. No foul play is suspected at this time. Please avoid the area.

As a reminder, counseling support and other resources are available to all Georgia Southern University students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 912- 478-5541 on the Statesboro Campus.


2/2/2021 TIMELY WARNING (Statesboro Campus): OFF-CAMPUS Incident at The Vault Apartments

From the Georgia Southern University Office of Public Safety:

The Statesboro Police Department is currently working an OFF-CAMPUS incident south of campus at The Vault apartments. Please avoid the area.


Georgia Southern University police identify suspect, leads to arrest in sexual assault case

The Georgia Southern University Police Department has identified Brandon Harris as the suspect in a sexual assault that was reported to University police on November 17, 2019. Harris turned himself in to police following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest on felony rape charges.

Records show that Harris, 18, is from Evans, Georgia. He is not a Georgia Southern University student.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


Extensive investigation by Georgia Southern University Police leads to arrest for October 2019 incident

The Georgia Southern University Police Department has identified Savannah resident Dominique Tukes as the individual who shot a Georgia Southern student on the Armstrong Campus on October 24, 2019. Following a thorough, months-long investigation by the University’s police department, a warrant was issued for Tukes’ arrest and he was apprehended today in Savannah by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Tukes is charged with aggravated assault. Additional charges are pending.

University Police quickly determined at the time of the incident that there was no imminent threat to the safety of the Armstrong Campus. The investigation shows that the isolated incident took place during an illegal transaction between the shooter and the victim, University police said. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation assisted with evidence collection.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.