Deputies: 'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought after man wounded in Haywood Co. shooting

John Williamson (Source: Haywood County Emergency Operations Center)

Deputies said warrants have been signed for a suspect in connection with a shooting on Saturday.

Officials with the Haywood County Emergency Operations Center said they received a call about a shooting around 3:20 p.m., just outside the city limits of Canton.

Upon arrival, deputies found 43-year-old Matthew A. Walker, of Canton, wounded from at least one gunshot. Walker was transported to a local medical facility.

A warrant was issued for 27-year-old John Williamson of Waynesville for possession of a firearm by felon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Deputies said Williamson is considered armed and dangerous and the public should not approach him, but call 911 if he is spotted.

On Tuesday, deputies said Williamson was still on the run and that Walker was still in the hospital in stable condition.

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