Suspect sought in metro Atlanta murder case believed to be in Arkansas

Keshone Quantarious Smith

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Keshone Quantarious Smith

A man sought on murder charges by Rockdale County investigators may have fled to Arkansas, according to police.

Keshone Quantarious Smith is wanted in a June 15 fatal shooting at a Conyers apartment complex, officials said.

Authorities said the victim, Money White Jr., lived at the Briar Creek Court complex and was shot multiple times in the chest during a robbery attempt.

When officers arrived at the scene, a crowd had gathered around the injured man, according to a Conyers police incident report. White was lying on the ground with his head facing the road, the report said.

He died at the scene, police said.

Witnesses reported hearing five to six shots and seeing two suspects get in a waiting car and leave the scene, the police report said.

One witness told police she heard yelling and heavy footsteps on the stairs outside her apartment. When she opened her door, she saw White on the ground, the police report said.

Authorities previously arrested Dacquan Whitson and Christien West in connection with the case. It is not clear how investigators connected the three men to the incident or who they believe fired the deadly shots.

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Christien West (left), Dacquan Whitson

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Christien West (left), Dacquan Whitson

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

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Christien West (left), Dacquan Whitson

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office

Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Hyundai Elantra with an Arkansas license plate of 496ZDO. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Rockdale sheriff’s office.

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Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Hyundai Elantra with an Arkansas license plate of 496ZDO.

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Hyundai Elantra with an Arkansas license plate of 496ZDO.

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

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Smith is believed to be traveling in a white Hyundai Elantra with an Arkansas license plate of 496ZDO.

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Credit: Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta

Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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June 21, 2020