Antwan Jermaine Cofer
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

2 arrested in deadly triple shooting in NW Atlanta

Two men were arrested in connection with a triple shooting in northwest Atlanta that left one person dead Saturday night. 

Anthony Michael Gregory, 23, and Antwan Jermaine Cofer, 20, face charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and home invasion, according to Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee.

The incident involved three different locations near Hemphill School Road in the Adamsville community, Chafee said.

Officers responded to a person shot call in the 200 block of Hemphill School Road Saturday. Evidence suggests three men went to a house in the 3400 block of Thompson Drive and tried to rob the man who lived there, Chafee said.

As the men were leaving, the homeowner confronted them and there was an exchange of gunfire, he said. Three people, including the homeowner, were shot.

Police found the homeowner on Thompson Drive. The suspects were located on Hemphill School and Fairburn roads. One of them, identified by Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as Brian Drone, 20, died.

“The (homeowner) and one of the suspects sustained non-life-threatening wounds and were taken to Grady Hospital in stable condition,” Chafee said.

The wounded suspect was arrested. Police also caught a third suspect who fled the scene.

Chafee said investigators found narcotics at each location. Authorities are still trying to sort out the details surrounding the incident. 

Gregory and Cofer were booked into the Fulton County Jail. Their bond amounts have not been set. Cofer is also charged with terroristic threats in connection with the incident. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston reports.

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