Travis Deandre McCannick
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Jonesboro shooting suspect named Clayton County’s ‘most wanted’

Police are searching for a man they said opened fire on an acquaintance following an argument at a Jonesboro apartment.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said Travis Deandre McCannick has been placed at No. 1 on the county’s most wanted list “because of the extreme and unnecessary level of violence” he displayed during the April 12 shooting.

Officers responded to the apartment after receiving a call about a person shot. They arrived to find a man bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities, deputies said in a release. 

The man survived the shooting and told investigators the alleged attack was unprovoked and was the result of a verbal altercation between the two men. 

McCannick, who is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, should be considered armed and dangerous, deputies said.

Police said the man is  6-foot-1 and weighs about 200 pounds. He does not have any known tattoos or distinguishing characteristics, authorities said. 

Anyone who sees McCannick or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Clayton County’s fugitive squad at 770-744-4479.

In other news: 

Channel 2's Rikki Klaus visited the Brookhaven restaurant where one of the victims, Jeannie Smithwick would have been on Wednesday night, but she's one of the victims in serious condition at the hospital.

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