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Person of interest in Ellenwood homicide case in custody

Khalee Phipps may have information about the shooting death of Keelon Tate, who was found dead at home in Ellenwood.
Credit: Clayton County Police Department

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: Police have canceled their search for a person of interest in an Ellenwood Homicide investigation.

Clayton County Police made the announcement on Wednesday. they added the individual is in custody on an unrelated charge.

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Clayton County Police have named a person of interest in an Ellenwood homicide that happened back in November. 

Khalee Phipps may have information about the shooting death of Keelon Tate. Police found the 23-year-old was dead inside a home off Pahaska Court in Ellenwood. Officers believe Tate died from a gunshot wound. 

Several months later, Phipps was identified as a person of interest, police said. 

Clayton County Police need help finding Phipps. The 18-year-old is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, police said. 

Phipps is known to tend to be in Clayton County and Allenhurst, Ga. If spotted, do not approach him. Phipps “may or may not be armed,” police said. 

If you have any information about Phipps, call the Clayton County Police Department at 770-477-3747. Residents can also call 404-577-TIP or Detective Walker with the CCPD at 770-473-5483. 

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