Cobb police seek help with solving July homicide near Smyrna

A 21-year-old Alabama man was fatally shot at a Cobb County apartment complex July 17, according to police. Now, investigators need help solving the case.

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A 21-year-old Alabama man was fatally shot at a Cobb County apartment complex July 17, according to police. Now, investigators need help solving the case.

Cobb County police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in a shooting near an apartment swimming pool that left a 21-year-old man dead last month.

Officers were called to the Highlands of West Village just outside Smyrna around 11:15 p.m. July 17. There, they found Jason Escoffrey with multiple gunshot wounds near the pool area, police said in a news release. Escoffrey was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Escoffrey, originally from Rockdale County, had been living in Alabama, according to his obituary.

Anyone with information about his killing is asked to contact Cobb detectives at 770-499-3945. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.