Marietta police still searching for killer following Thursday morning homicide
by Nikki Wiley
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Police say a man was shot dead in the parking lot of Pointe at Marietta Apartments early Thursday morning. No suspects have been taken into custody. Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Police say a man was shot dead in the parking lot of Pointe at Marietta Apartments early Thursday morning. No suspects have been taken into custody. Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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By Nikki Wiley

nwiley@mdjonline.com

MARIETTA — A man was shot to death early Thursday morning at a Marietta apartment complex.

Police had made no arrests as of late Thursday in the shooting that happened just after midnight at the Pointe at Marietta Apartments, on Cunningham Road off Powder Springs Street, about two and a half miles from the Square.

Officers were called to the apartment complex after a 911 call reported shots fired or a person shot, said Marietta Police Detective Chris Lindsey.

A black man was found lying in the parking lot of the complex next to a vehicle, Lindsey said. The man was treated at the scene and transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lindsey said the victim had addresses not connected to the complex, and could not confirm if the deceased man lived in the apartments.

No suspects had been taken into custody as of late Thursday evening.

“We have some leads,” Lindsey said. “I wouldn’t say we have any suspects.”

He said the police are also not sure of the motive for the killing.

“We’re still working several angles,” he said. “We haven’t narrowed it down yet.”

One resident of the complex, who did not wish to identify herself, told the MDJ she heard a single gunshot just after midnight. Within 10 minutes, she said, police had arrived and were attempting to resuscitate the victim.

“I seen one officer pumping him,” the resident said, describing the officer’s attempt to revive the victim using CPR.

The parking lot of the complex was lit with blue police lights and taped off for about five hours early Thursday, the resident said.

The leasing office of the Pointe at Marietta Apartments was preparing to send a notice out to its renters calling the incident “random” and stating it involved individuals who were not residents. A leasing agent said the office is fully cooperating with police.

Some residents described the neighborhood as normally quiet and safe.

“People don’t really come out around here,” said Matthew Parsons, who lives in the complex. “Kids play during the daytime, but at night it’s like a ghost town.”

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