Suspect arrested after shooting inside Lynchburg tobacco shop, according to police

Savon Ellis (Lynchburg Jail) (Lynchburg Jail)


Lynchburg Police said Savon Ellis was arrested Sunday afternoon without incident.

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Just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, Lynchburg Police were called to the 3200 block of Forest Brook Road for reports of a shooting inside of LB Tobacco and Vape Shop.

When officers arrived, an 18-year-old man had already been transported to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers determined the victim and suspect knew one another, and the shooting began with a verbal altercation.

Police have identified the suspect as Savon Lavay Ellis, 23 of Lynchburg.

Ellis is wanted for the following charges:

  • Malicious wounding
  • Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Discharge a firearm in the city
  • Shooting in a public place causing injury
  • Possession of a concealed weapon

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective J. Owen at 434-455-6157 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 798-5900. Enter a tip online at or use the P3 app on a mobile device. Up to a 1,000-dollar reward is available through the Crime Stoppers program for information.

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