Deadly shooting at Jackson supermarket, 'armed and dangerous' suspect in custody

Justin Tyler Davenport was taken into custody shortly before midnight on May 4, 2021, investigators say. (Butts County Sheriff's Office)

Law enforcement officials in Butts County spent Tuesday evening searching for a person of interest who investigators said was "armed and dangerous." This after a man was found shot to death in the parking lot of a supermarket, the Jackson police said.

Justin Tyler Davenport was taken into custody shortly before midnight. The Butts County Sheriff's Office and Jackson Police Department had both been searching for him for about six hours on Tuesday after he was named a person of interest in a deadly shooting.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Ingles shopping center located at 1305 W. 3rd Street in Jackson shortly after 6 p.m.

Investigators said they believe the shooter and the 47-year-old victim were meeting in the parking lot for some reason when the shooting happened. 

Police said they know the identity of the man, but are waiting to notify his next of kin to release his name.

Investigators said Davenport took off from the scene by running behind the Masonic Lodge next to the supermarket. Investigators said he was armed and dangerous.

Justin Tyler Davenport, (Butts County Sheriff's Office)

In a later Facebook post reporting his capture, Davenport was called a "suspect" by the Butts County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with further information on the shooting death is asked to call 770-775-8232.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has called in to help with the investigation.

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