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UPDATE: Walker County Sheriff's deputies continue to search for witness

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WALKER COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Walker County sheriff's deputies continue searching for a man they want to question in Wednesday night's homicide.

Sheriff Steve Wilson say Marcus Sutton, 20, may have been a witness to the shooting death of 23-year-old Anderson (Andy) Watts.

According to their Facebook pages, both Sutton and Watts attended Ridgeland High School. A representative with the school told Channel 3 Friday morning, "We are very saddened and our thoughts and prayers go out to Watts' family."

Sheriff Wilson said Sutton may have been at the crime scene Wednesday night. No arrests have been made yet.

Sutton is wanted on several outstanding felony warrants including Aggravated Assault, Reckless Conduct, Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Crime, and Probation Violation. 

Sheriff Wilson said he wants to ask Sutton about a shots fired incident at a Rossville apartment last month. He said .40 caliber bullets were found at both that shooting and the one on Fisher Road.

Walker County officials and the GBI responded to a shots fired call around 11:30 Wednesday night at a duplex on Fisher Road.

When they arrived on the scene, they found Watts dead from several gunshot wounds. A neighbor said they heard a thump against the wall before those shots were fired.

This is the first homicide in Rossville all year and it's enough to rattle neighbors on Fisher Road.

"It's a real quiet neighborhood and something like this shakes you up, you don't expect something like this 75 feet from your front door," said Mike Richards. "I saw the dude yesterday he was alive and well and now he's dead," Richards said. "It's sad."

The sheriff spent much of the morning questioning two people but no arrests were made.

No names have been released. The victim's body was taken to Atlanta for an autopsy.

GBI investigators used state-of-the-art 3D technology to photograph and preserve the crime scene.

If you have any information about Sutton's whereabouts, call Crimestoppers. Your confidential tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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