Mezaio Pickett

COBB COUNTY, GA  - Police say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during an online sales transaction in Smyrna Monday.

Investigators say Mezaio Pickett, of Cobb County, Ga. went to the parking lot of Carrabba's restaurant on Cumberland Boulevard in Smyrna to buy shoes from a seller whom he had met online, on Craigslist. Police say the seller shot Pickett before taking the his cash and speeding off in his own car.

“It appears that he came here to do a Craigslist-style, type transaction, when the transaction went bad,” Smyrna Police Department spokesman Louis Defense said.

“Some of these individuals that are up to criminal activity, you know, they just don’t have any fear.”

Police are looking for a man with twists in his hair, who witnesses said was driving a small, four-door car with extremely faded paint on the trunk.

The part of Cumberland Blvd where this happened is a busy stretch of road, close to Cumberland Mall and I-285.

 
 
 
 

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