Car owner opens fire on teens breaking into his vehicle, killing one, cops say

two teens break into car owner comes out and shoots at  suspects killing one
Source: Mega

Sep. 13 2021, Published 10:28 a.m. ET

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One Atlanta teenager is dead and his 17-year-old accomplice faces a murder charge after their attempt at breaking into a vehicle led to an exchange of gunfire outside a shopping plaza, police said.

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Around 4 p.m. Sept. 10, the Atlanta Police Department said two teenagers were breaking into a car when the owner of the vehicle came out of a store and confronted them.

Things escalated quickly, as gunfire was exchanged and both suspects were shot, but police did not state who fired first.

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According to authorities, Dontavious Cobb, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene and his accomplice, 17-year-old Coby Senior, was wounded, but managed to run away.

Before running away, police said they believe Senior shot his gun at the car’s owner.

Senior was found about a half-mile away at a restaurant in Atlanta’s Peachtree Hills, authorities said.

Officials said Senior was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound.

The owner of the vehicle was detained and questioned after the shooting, but no charges were filed against him, police said.

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On Sept. 11, police said Senior has been charged with felony murder in connection with Cobb’s death.

He is also being charged with entering an auto, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a person under 18, authorities said. Georgia laws state a suspect can be charged with murder if their alleged accomplice is killed during the commission of a felony.

Authorities said Senior is still at Grady Memorial Hospital but will be moved to Fulton County Jail following his release.

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