Arrest warrant issued for Ohio man in connection with a homicide at Cobb County apartment complex near Favor Road

Cobb County Police Department Crime Scene Unit vehicleCobb police Crime Scene Unit vehicle (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a public information release from Officer Aaron Wilson of the Cobb County Police Department, an arrest warrant has been issued for an Ohio man in connection with a homicide that occurred Wednesday on Hammondton Road, near Favor Road.

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The public information release describes the incident as follows:

“On March 22, 2023, around 7:27 pm, the Cobb County Police Department responded to a person shot call at 2751 Hammondton Road, Marietta, GA 30060. 


“Based on the preliminary investigation, the Cobb County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a shooting. Upon arrival, responding officers located a Dacari Early (23, Marietta) who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds lying outside of an apartment O-03. Mr. Early succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

“Major Crimes was contacted and assumed the investigation. Multiple witnesses were interviewed, surveillance footage was collected, and the scene was processed for physical evidence.

“Based on the investigation, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Joshua Nash (22, Cincinnati, OH), charging him with Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

Joshua Nash resides in Ohio and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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