A Cobb County Police car patrols Cumberland Mall Wednesday, March 24.

Three men have been charged in connection with the March 23 shooting at Cumberland Mall.

Arrest warrants filed last week indicate that Jokava Harris, 19, of Fairburn; Desean Powell, 19, of Atlanta; and Karanji Reese, 18, of Atlanta were charged.

The shooting took place in front of the mall’s restaurants shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, according to police.

When Cobb police arrived, they found the three men with wounds in the leg, foot, and back. All were in stable condition when taken to the hospital.

An unidentified elementary-age child was also injured.

Of the three arrested, only Harris is accused of firing shots. In the warrant for his arrest, police say he fired toward several people at the mall while aiming at a green Dodge Durango.


Jokava Harris

Harris was charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct, felony possession of firearm during commission of a crime and drug possession charges. Powell and Reese were both charged with felony possession of firearm during commission of a crime and felony drug charges.

Desean Powell

Desean Powell


Karanji Reese

Police searched a white Jeep Grand Cherokee and found 1.4 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale, nearly $4,000 in cash and an empty five-gallon bucket with marijuana residue, according to warrants. They also found a Micro Draco AK47-style pistol and a Glock 9mm pistol.

Powell was also found to have 20 oxycodone pills in his pocket, police said in the warrant.

Harris and Reese were arrested after they were taken to the hospital around 11 p.m. the day of the shooting, while Powell was arrested two days after, according to jail records. Reese and Powell have both been released on $7,500 bond. Harris remains in the Cobb County jail and is being held without bond.

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(2) comments

Mike Nelson

The pictures of these pillars of the community shock me. Would’ve contributed so much to society.

Culver Johnson

All three under 21, the legal age to possess a handgun. Once again an example of how gun restrictions only affect the law abiding.

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