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Teen shot, killed after ‘verbal altercation’ in Jonesboro

A 17-year-old was shot and killed after a “verbal altercation” in Jonesboro on Thursday night, Clayton County police said in a news release.

The teenager, identified to Channel 2 Action News as Michael Bardlett by his mother, was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in front of the Tara Woods Apartments in the 600 block of Sherwood Drive about 7 p.m, according to the news release.

“My son was the most charismatic, fun-loving person,” Cazandra Brown said. “That was my best friend ... that was my baby.”

Clayton County fire and emergency officials arrived on the scene to attempt life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful. 

Investigators identified Bardlett by using fingerprints. Further details, including what led to the altercation, were not released. 

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Authorities are still searching for suspects but have not provided descriptions.  

The investigation is ongoing. 

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