Suspect in Custody after Shooting on South Hill

Cpl. Teresa Fuller

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:32 p.m.


Suspect in Domestic Violence shooting was released on his “Own Recognizance”.

George Ellis was being held on a $2,500 bond at the Spokane County Jail after his arrest for 1st Degree Assault Domestic Violence on February 14, 2020.  Ellis was not able to post the bond over the weekend. On February 18, 2020, Ellis was released on his own recognizance.

Ellis was served with a Domestic Violence No-Contact Order which prohibits him from having any contact with the victim or returning to the home they shared.

For anyone needing help in an abusive domestic violence situation, in addition to involving the Police, Victims may seek additional help and resources through the YWCA Domestic Violence Advocates at (509)477-3656 or their 24 hour Crisis Line at (509)326-2255.or for non-Intimate Partner Violence from you may obtain help from Lutheran Community Services at (509) 747-8224. We are working together to end the violence.

Incident #2020-20027262


Original release:

Spokane Police Officers responded to a Domestic Violence shooting this afternoon on Spokane’s south hill. Only two people were home at the time and the shooter, George Ellis (39), has been booked for 1st Degree Assault Domestic Violence. No one else was injured and detectives are still investigating. At the time of this press release, the victim remains in critical condition with life threatening injuries.

Late this afternoon, February 14, 2020, just before 5:00pm,  officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 4100 block of East 38th. Two adult males who live at the home had reportedly been in a physical altercation. One of the males, Ellis, then pulled out a firearm and shot the other one. The shooter was cooperative with officers when they arrived on scene and was detained without incident. The victim was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries; a gunshot wound.

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, reach out to the Spokane Police Department through Crime Check at (509)456-2233 or 911 for an emergency. Victims may seek additional help and resources through the YWCA Domestic Violence Advocates at (509)477-3656 or their 24 hour Crisis Line at (509)326-2255.

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