Channel 2's Christian Jennings reports.

LOCAL UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for neighbor accused of killing KSU student

Cobb County police have issued an arrest warrant for the man accused of killing a Kennesaw State University student. 

The accused killer, however, was not in custody Thursday afternoon, according to Cobb jail records. 

Kashman Rael Thomas has been charged with murder, and two counts each of aggravated assault and aggravated battery, his arrest warrant states. 

Oluwafemi Oyerinde, 18, was shot and killed outside his Stadium Village apartment shortly after 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to police. 

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Oyerinde, known as Femi to those closest to him, graduated in May from Archer High School in Lawrenceville. He planned to study mechanical engineering and later join the military, his family said. 

Two other teens were also shot, according to police. They are not Kennesaw State students.

Later Sunday afternoon, investigators searched Thomas’ apartment, where they found 159 grams of suspected marijuana in his room, a second arrest warrant states. He was also charged with possessing more than an ounce of marijuana. 

According to arrest warrants, Thomas was arrested in a separate incident on Sept. 5 for allegedly punching one woman in the face and pushing and hitting a second woman. Kennesaw police charged Thomas with two misdemeanor battery counts in that case. 

Oyerinde’s family and friends are planning two separate vigils in his honor, in addition to a funeral planned for Friday. A candlelight vigil is planned for 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Harbins Park in Dacula. Those attending are asked to wear blue and white and bring an electric candle.

The campus community will come together on Monday at 6:30 p.m at the Legacy Gazebo. 

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