Police seek suspect in shooting death

Joseph Stephens

Joseph Stephens

JONESBORO — Clayton County police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday night.

Warrants have been issued for murder and other felonies against Joseph Horace Stephens, 21, police said.

Police said Goldy Lee Watkins Sr., 59, was found shot to death at 6616 Starks Court in Riverdale about 5:44 p.m. Police said the shooter fled in a black 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up truck displaying a Georgia license plate AXG7292, without the permission of the owner.

Police said the truck tailgate has moderate damage, dents and scratches.

Stephens is wanted for felony murder, theft by taking, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. The case has been turned over to the sheriff’s Fugitive Unit.

Anyone with information about the case can send anonymous tips to 770-477-3513 or text CLAYTONPD and the message to 274627. Tipsters can also call 911 or the sheriff’s office at 770-477-4478.