2 arrested in Kennesaw fatal shooting; 1st since 2019

Two men have been arrested after a man was fatally shot in a Kennesaw neighborhood just after midnight Friday — the first homicide the city has seen since 2019, officials confirmed.

Zier Xzavier Green, 18, and Re’Shard Marquis Lee, 19, face several charges, including murder and aggravated assault, as well as multiple drug charges, Kennesaw police said.

Officers got the call about gunfire in the 2600 block of McGuire Drive in the Oakridge neighborhood off of Jiles Road. It is just up the street from Kennesaw Elementary School.

When police arrived, they found “evidence in the roadway, confirming gunfire had occurred,” spokesperson Officer David Buchanan said. A short time later, they received a report that a 21-year-old victim had arrived at Kennestone Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

The victim, identified as Sanifu Henry of Kennesaw, did not survive, Buchanan said.

No other details have been released by police.

The last time a homicide took place within Kennesaw city limits was in September 2019 when Antuawn Rico Norman was shot to death at an apartment complex along Jiles Road, just a mile from Friday’s crime scene. Police have not said if any arrests were made in that case.

Anyone with information related to Friday’s shooting is asked to contact the Kennesaw Police Department at 770-422-2505.

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