Cobb County

‘Armed and dangerous’ teen gang member wanted in Marietta man’s murder, police say

MARIETTA, Ga. — Marietta police says a teenager, who is known to be part of a gang, is wanted in connection to the murder of a 30-year-old man nearly two weeks ago.

Police say Norval Bailey, 30, was was found lying in the middle of Massachusetts Avenue dead from several gunshot wounds on June 15.

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By the next morning, police had identified the suspected shooter and two accomplices, as well as a car used in the shooting.

By the next evening, police had recovered the gun and car used in the shooting. They had also arrested one of two suspected accomplices, 30-year-old Sherman Johnson, and charged him with tampering with evidence.

Police have now announced the suspected shooter is 17-year-old Donald Bannister, also known as Lil Ghost.

Police say, once arrested, Bannister will be charged with felony murder. He is known to be a gang member, so police are warning that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Anyone who sees Bannister should call 911 immediately.

The identity of the second accomplice is not yet being released.