Police searching for nonverbal autistic Atlanta man

Atlanta police are searching for a missing 27-year-old man, and they say it's critical that they find him.

Sharod Hairston was reported missing from a home in the 1800 block of Myrtle Drive SW Saturday night around 8 p.m.

Hairston is autistic and is unable to communicate verbally, officials said.

Police described Hairston as being 6-feet tall with a slim build and a light complexion. He was last seen wearing no shirt and short black shorts.

If you have any information that can help locate Hairston, please contact the Atlanta Police Department immediately by dialing 911.