Just before dawn on Sunday morning, two teenagers shot a ten-year veteran of the Marietta Police Department in the leg. Three officers answered a call regarding potential vehicle break-ins at an apartment complex, and upon nearing the two suspects who were in a car, someone fired at the police who then returned the shots.
One of the 15-year-olds was hurt and treated at a hospital, and both were arrested. Marietta Police Department believe the teenagers to be members of the Bloods and “will face charges of violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawfully entering an automobile, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and theft by receiving,” according the Atlanta Journal online.
Update on Two Teenaged Gang Members
In August of this year, two teenagers shot a ten-year veteran of the Marietta Police Department in the leg. They have since been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, entering an automobile unlawfully, possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony, and theft by receiving. The 15-years-olds are also members of the Bloods and will most likely face gang-related charges, too. The police discovered two guns at the scene, one of which was stolen.
One of the boys will be tried in Juvenile Court because Juvenile Court Judge Joanne Elsey determined that he “was still amenable to juvenile treatment.” She has not made a determination on the other suspect, but the district attorney’s office has hopes to try him as an adult.
According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the suspect being prosecuted as a juvenile has not yet had his court date set, but the juvenile system works fairly quickly to resolve its cases. The other suspect’s hearing has been rescheduled for October 11th.