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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Updated Press Release: Man Faces Charges Following Shooting

Press Release: Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Shooting

A Havelock man faces multiple charges from the Morehead City Police Department once he is released ECU Health, where he has been receiving medical treatment for a gunshot wound he sustained on Wednesday, October 11th, 2023.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, officers with the Morehead City Police Department responded to a residence on S. 28th Street in reference to a shots fired call. Timothy Allen Savage, 55, of Havelock, forced entry into the residence while armed, where he was shot by the homeowner with a pistol. Mr. Savage then stole the resident’s vehicle before leaving the scene.

After he fled the scene, officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle Mr. Savage was operating at the intersection of Highway 70 and S. 35th Street, adjacent to the NC Division of Marine Fisheries building. Responding officers advised this location be placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Mr. Savage was taken into custody without further incident and Morehead City Fire-EMS immediately started medical care. He was then transported to Carteret Health Care, before being transferred to ECU Health in Greenville for further treatment, where he remains under care.

Warrants for arrest have been obtained to serve on Timothy Allen Savage upon his release for the following:
• Breaking and Entering to terrorize - Felony
• Larceny of a motor vehicle - Felony
• Domestic Criminal Trespass - Misdemeanor
Mr. Savage also faces being charged with violating the conditions of his probation by NC Probation and Parole Officers.
The homeowner will not face charges for acting in self defense.

Town of Morehead City 

October 12, 2023

Contact: Anna Smith, Public Information Officer

Below is the original press release related to this incident. 

Press Release: MCPD Investigating Shooting

An individual was transported for medical care following a shooting at a residence on S. 28th Street on Wednesday, October 11th. There is no active threat to the public at this time, according to Chief of Police Bryan Dixon. 

Morehead City Police and Fire-EMS responded to the residence shortly after 3 p.m., and then to Marine Fisheries immediately after, which went into lockdown around 3:15 p.m. as a result of the situation. The lockdown was lifted at 3:47 p.m. 

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional details can be released at this time.

Town of Morehead City 

Contact: Anna Smith, Public Information Officer

October 11, 2023

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