Ohio man arrested, linked to fatal shooting at Cobb apartment complex

Credit: Cobb County Police Department

Credit: Cobb County Police Department

A man from Ohio has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Cobb County apartment complex Wednesday evening, police said.

Joshua Nash, 22, of Cincinnati, was identified as a suspect Thursday and taken into custody in Rome the following day, Cobb police said. Nash was booked into the Floyd County Jail and is awaiting transfer back to Cobb, but he also faces new charges in Floyd, online records show.

The case began when officers were called to The Pines at West Cobb along Hammondton Road at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after a 911 caller reported the shooting. Dacari Early, 23, was found shot multiple times and lying outside an apartment door, according to police. He died at the scene.

Investigators remained at the complex for several hours collecting evidence, interviewing multiple witnesses and acquiring surveillance footage of the area.

After Nash was identified as a suspect, police warned that he was considered “armed and dangerous.” He faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Cobb officials said.

In Floyd, Nash was booked on charges of credit card theft, making false statements to police and two counts of giving false identification, jail records show.

Authorities did not say what may have led up to the shooting or if Nash and the victim knew each other.

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