The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office seeks public assistance in identification of a homicide victim.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, deputies responded to the area of 149 Bells Ferry Road in the early morning hours of Sunday June 4th for a report of a person lying on the ground. Deputies discovered a young black male deceased near the roadway. It was discovered during the investigation that the victim had been shot and died as a result of his injuries.

The victim has thus far not been identified and is believed to be from the metro Atlanta area. He is described as a black male who was 5’8″ tall, 162 pounds, and between the ages of 16 and 21. He has a scar on his upper right arm from a previous small caliber gunshot wound. He has a tattoo on his left upper arm of four dots in a diamond formation. The victim was found wearing a white T-shirt, black and red jeans, a red belt, black and gold shoes, and a red bandanna in his back pocket. He was also wearing a red “Everest” backpack with the word “Cierra” written on the back.

Anyone with information that may help in the identification of this victim is asked to call the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050 extension 6029. E-mail tips may be sent to the address