FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Georgia Deputy Shot in Arm Serving Warrant

February 11, 2016  | 

Vincent Helmly faces charges in the shooting and standoff. (Photo: Chatham County SO)
Vincent Helmly faces charges in the shooting and standoff. (Photo: Chatham County SO)

A Chatham County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he was shot in the arm while serving a warrant Wednesday afternoon in Pooler — an incident that spurred a three-hour standoff with numerous law enforcement agencies, disrupted traffic and adjoining neighborhoods and caused several school buses to be rerouted.

The man who allegedly shot the deputy, Vincent Helmly, 25, surrendered just before 7:30 p.m. and was arrested without incident.

Cpl. Lester Ellerbe was entering the back entrance of Helmly’s Leah Drive residence off Quacco Road to issue a stalking warrant when Helmly fired a high-powered rifle at the officers.

Ellerbe was shot in the left arm, according to Pete Nichols, spokesman for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.

Helmly then barricaded himself in his house where police realized he was armed with multiple weapons, Savannahnow reports.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

New York Lawmaker Wants Parole Board Members who Freed Cop Killer Removed
Bell — one of three Black Liberation Army members who killed NYPD Officers Joseph...
Austin Police Ask Bomber to Talk to Them After Fourth Attack
“These events in Austin have garnered worldwide attention, and we assure you that we are...
Accused South Carolina Cop Killer Charged and Denied Bond
Christian McCall, 47, was booked into the Mecklenburg County, NC, jail Thursday morning...
Former Parkland High School SRO Wanted Accused School Shooter Involuntarily Committed in 2016
The documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, which were obtained by The...
4 Arrested for Helping Kentucky Officer's Accused Killer
John Hall is charged with murdering Hamilton Tuesday night. He pleaded not guilty and is...

Police Magazine