A Savannah man has been hospitalized after shooting himself before
surrendering to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police during a standoff Saturday
Steven Spann, 58, was listed in critical but stable condition
after being transported to Memorial University Medical Center.
Gwinnett and East Broad and Gwinnett and Paulsen St. were shutdown
for about an hour and a half on Saturday.
Patrol Officers, SWAT team members and Crisis Intervention Team negotiators
had surrounded his residence in a two-apartment house on the 700 block of East
Gwinnett St. after being called by a relative who lives in the other apartment
around 9 p.m. Police were advised he was in his apartment with a rifle.
According to police, negotiators had convinced Spann to exit the
house and surrender but heard a shot before he walked out and discovered he had
SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate.