CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. (THECOUNT) — Jalen Leverette has been identified as the suspect wanted in the Thanksgivings day murder of a Forest Park man, according to officials.

Leverette, 22, is responsible for the shooting death of a man in Forest Park on Thanksgiving Day.


According to police, Leverette went to a home in Forest Park and began arguing with another man when he opened fire, fatally striking the man in the neck.

Leverette is described as a black male, 5-feet-9-inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, reports 11Alive.

According to Hill, Leverette should be considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Leverette or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office at 770-477-4479 or to call 911 immediately.


Geo quick facts: Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468 – Wikipedia.