Haywood County shooting suspect on the run, considered armed & dangerous

John Williamson is wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury in relation to the shooting of Matthew Walker. (Photo credit: Haywood County Sheriff's Office)

The Haywood County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in connection with a Saturday afternoon shooting.

According to the Sheriff’s Facebook page, on Saturday at around 3:20 p.m. the Haywood County Emergency Operations Center received a call about a shooting just outside the city limits of Canton.

Deputies arrived on the scene and found that Matthew A. Walker, age 43 of Canton had been shot.

Walker was transported to a local medical facility and his condition is not known at this time.

A warrant for possession of a firearm by felon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury has been issued for John Williamson, age 27 of Waynesville.

Williamson is considered armed and dangerous and the public should not approach Williamson.

Please call 911 if you see Williamson.

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