2 juveniles charged as adults after man injured in shooting
by Nikki Wiley
January 13, 2014 11:02 PM | 4489 views | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — Two juveniles have been charged as adults in a Christmas Day shooting on Austell Road that left a man fighting for his life in a local hospital.

Tayari Cunningham and D’Andre Moore, both of Marietta, have been charged in the shooting of 20-year-old Jermarcus Thompson at Crescent Square Apartments, at 2050 Austell Road.

Both are charged with felony aggravated assault with a weapon and felony battery disfigurement.

Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce confirmed two arrests had been made in the case.

Moore is the accused shooter and faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Thompson was shot three times by Moore, according to an arrest warrant, once in the forearm and twice in the lower left back, causing damage to his kidney, pancreas, spleen, liver, diaphragm, colon and stomach.

According to the warrant, Thompson underwent two surgeries at WellStar Kennestone Hospital to repair damage to internal organs.

Cunningham is accused of attempting to lure Thompson from his apartment, telling him he needed to “come down because there is some people that want to see him,” according to the warrant.

Thompson ran to the back door of his apartment, the warrant said, and when he turned the corner, he saw Moore being given a handgun by an unknown man. Police say Moore then fired the gun at Thompson, striking him three times.

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Lib in Cobb
January 14, 2014
And the state legislature wants to increase the number of places where a gun can be carried. Pure lunacy! Yeah, I know, only if there had been one law abiding citizen on the scene with a gun. Well, there wasn't.
Cobb Citizen
January 14, 2014
@Lib in Cobb

Since the suspects involved were already violating numerous laws, including not being old enough to legally own or carry a handgun anyways, another law declaring somewhere off-limits or not to guns would likely also have little effect on their behavior.
Criminals Obey Laws?
January 14, 2014
Lib, we have laws against pot, cocaine, crack, methamphetamines and other drugs and yet everyone and their mother can get it any time they need it.

What makes you think a gun law, even a complete firearm ban, would stop a single criminal from easily obtaining a weapon?

Gun law advocates are crazy or naive...likely a little of both.
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