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Police release photo of suspect wanted for Jesup shooting

Published: Jun. 16, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 8:10 PM EDT
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JESUP, Ga. (WTOC) - A man was shot in the downtown area of Jesup on Wednesday morning, according to the police chief.

Jesup Police Chief Perry Morgan said a man was shot in the right calf and was flown by a medical helicopter to a hospital in Savannah as a precautionary measure.

Lavonte Tamar Stokes
Lavonte Tamar Stokes(Jesup Police Department)

According to police, the shooting occurred inside a vehicle on West Cherry Street. The man left the car and walked towards the Strand Theater where he collapsed and was found by a doctor passing by who started to help him, Chief Morgan said.

Police released a photo of a suspect on Wednesday evening. Officers are currently looking for Lavonte Tamar Stokes.

If anyone has any information on the shooting, please call 912-427-1300.

*The Coastal News Service contributed to this report.

A second shooting was reported in Jesup on Wednesday afternoon. There is no official confirmation whether the shootings are connected.

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