17-year-old charged with murder in teen’s shooting at Cobb apartment

One person was shot to death Thursday afternoon at the Smyrna-area Wellington Point apartments.
One person was shot to death Thursday afternoon at the Smyrna-area Wellington Point apartments.

A 17-year-old told investigators he went to a Cobb County apartment complex to smoke. But while there, he shot and killed the teenager he went to meet, his arrest warrant states.

Early Friday, Josiah Maurice Oubre was arrested at his East Point home and charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to Cobb jail records.

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Oubre went to the Smyrna-area Wellington Point apartments on Maner Terrace on Thursday afternoon, his arrest warrant states. There, Oubre shot Jonah Poole in the chest, the warrant states. Poole was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital but did not survive, police said.

According to his online obituary, Poole was also 17.

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No details were provided about a possible motive in the shooting.

“This is a homicide investigation, and no additional information has been provided from investigators,” Cobb spokeswoman Officer Shenise McDonald said in an emailed statement. “The investigation is still ongoing.”

Oubre was being held without bond Tuesday morning at the Cobb jail.

A funeral will be held Saturday for Poole at F.L. Sims Funeral Home in Smryna at 2 p.m.

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