UPDATE: CORDELE — Police are searching for 26-year-old Nekita Sykeen Lester Jr. for shooting 36-year-old Dekia Appling in the leg.
On Monday May 4, around 3:00 p.m. Appling was shot in the leg on 308-A West 15th Avenue over an argument dealing with food.
Appling was taken to Crisp Regional for treatment of his injuries.
Lester has been described as six feet tall, weighing 220 pounds, and may have a short hair cut or bald.
Lester has arrest warrants for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Lester is also receiving an additional warrant for Cruelty to Children because Appling’s son was so close to where the shots were fired he could have been hurt.