by Robin Kemp
UPDATE 11:19 a.m.: The Clayton County Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force have taken Karl Jordan into custody.
UPDATE 8:58 a.m. Sept. 24: ADDS Henry County shooting
Henry County Police say they believe a suspect wanted in a Waffle House shooting Thursday morning that injured one woman is the same person wanted in a triple shooting in Clayton County. HCPD says the shooting happened just before 6 a.m. at the Waffle House on Georgia Hwy. 155 off East Lake Pkwy. The suspect, Karl Anthony Jordan, allegedly tried to rob the store, then shot a woman in the head and fled in her car. The woman was taken to a hospital.
Jordan, 26, is described as a Black man with light skin, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 140 pounds with hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a silver 2009 Acura TL with Georgia tag RWT 7394. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office says Jordan is considered “armed and dangerous” and urge anyone who sees him or his car to dial 911.
The Henry County shooting happened as the Clayton County Police Department investigates a triple shooting in the 1500 block of Glynn Court, off Tara Glynn Drive and McDonough Road, in Hampton Wednesday night.
A check of Clayton County Magistrate Court records overnight shows an arrest warrant has been filed against Jordan for aggravated assault. In January, Jordan was released on parole from Coastal State Prison afters serving time for drug possession and weapons charges out of Clayton and Henry Counties.
CCPD says that, around 8:52 p.m., they responded to the scene and found two adults and a four-year-old child had been shot. All three were transported to an area hospital. Police say one adult and the child are expected to recover from non-life-threatening injuries but that the other adult was in critical condition.
The sheriff’s department said the two adult victims are women.
Although the case is under investigation as of press time, CCPD says that it appears “an altercation between known parties was the cause of the shooting.”
Anyone with information as to Jordan’s whereabouts is asked to call the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad at 770-477-4477.
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