One dead, two arrested in Marietta apartment shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police say they've made two arrests in a shooting that left one man dead in Marietta late Tuesday at an area apartment complex.

Cobb County investigators first responded to the 2800 block of Windy Hill Road to a report of a person shot. There, at the 1200 building of Belmont Place, police found one man suffering from injuries not expected to be life-threatening. The 31-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital as the search continued. Later another victim, later identified as 25-year-old Esmond Ford, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside a nearby apartment.

It was an observant off-duty Cobb County police officer who noticed another person near the 1200 building around the same time. With the help of the department's Violent Incident Prevention Early Response (VIPER) Unit police identified and arrested 26-year-old Carl McCline who was sitting outside his apartment in Smyrna, Ga. 

On Friday, police and the Cobb County Sheriff's Office worked together to apprehend 26-year-old Charon Brazzel who was in a hotel in College Park, Ga.

Both were arrested without incident.

Both McCline and Brazzel have been charged with murder, 2 counts each of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and commission of a felony while in possession of a firearm.

(© 2016 WXIA)


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