UPDATE (November 8, 2022): Massie Ellis, who was wanted in connection to a Nov. 1 domestic incident on Vineyard Drive, turned himself in to Savannah Police today. Ellis has been booked into the Chatham County jail on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, multiple domestic-related charges and arson.
SAVANNAH, GA (November 2, 2022): Savannah Police detectives continue to seek a man who barricaded himself in a Vineyard Drive home and fired at officers early Nov. 1.
Around 2:50 a.m. officers responded to a home in the first block of Vineyard Drive for a domestic-related altercation. Officers met the victim outside the home, but when they tried to make contact with the suspect, he barricaded himself in the home and armed himself. The suspect, who was identified as 25-year-old Massie Ellis, set several small fires in the home and fired the weapon multiple times, including in the direction of an officer on scene. One officer fired one round back, but there is no indication Ellis was struck. Ellis then entered his vehicle and fled from the residence.
No officers were injured in the shooting. The officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave while an internal investigation continues, per SPD policy.
Ellis’ vehicle was located later that afternoon on Waters Avenue. Ellis faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, multiple domestic-related charges and arson. Ellis is believed to be armed.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact SPD’s Violent Crime Tip Line at 912-525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.