The search continues for a third suspect wanted in connection with a shooting incident that occurred Monday night in the Kirk’s Grove community. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says they are still looking for 54 year old Michael Gilreath of Rome, Georgia – who is facing a charge of Attempted Murder.
Deputies responded to a residence on County Road 22 just prior to 10:00pm and upon their arrival they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The unnamed victim was taken by Redmond EMS to an area hospital where he immediately underwent surgery. He is currently listed in stable condition.
Investigators took two suspects into custody Tuesday afternoon at a home on Highway 9 in the Ellisville community. Anthony Matthew Gilreath of Centre 29, and Stephen Eric Parker, 47 from Lindale, Georgia were transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where they were each booked in on a charge of Attempt to Commit Murder.
A photo of suspect Michael Gilreath has been posted on our news site at weisradio.com, and on our Facebook page.
Anyone with information on his current whereabouts should contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 927-3365 or dial 9-1-1.
Sheriff Shaver’s Office has yet to release any information regarding any possible motive for the shooting.
We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.