A 14-year-old Cobb County boy has been charged with two counts of homicide for allegedly killing two men during a drug deal, police said Monday.
Jaydon Lee Reid, of Marietta, is being charged as an adult in the Sunday night shootings at Wild Horse Creek Park, near Powder Springs, according to an arrest warrant obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Officers responding to reports of shots fired in the area arrived at the park to find two men dead, according to Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb County police.
"When the officers arrived, they discovered the bodies of two males, who were deceased from an apparent gunshot wound," Bowman said. "The victims have been identified as 23-year-old Terrance Banks and 21-year-old Sterling Hargrave, both of Powder Springs."
Reid ran from officers, but was quickly taken into custody, according to police. At the time of his arrest, Reid was found with a 9 mm pistol, believed to be the weapon used to shoot Banks and Hargrave, the warrant states.
Investigators believe the shootings followed a drug transaction, and that Reid took both money and drugs from the men he allegedly shot. In addition to homicide charges, Reid was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, all felonies, the warrant states.
"Accused did take money and marijuana from Sterling Hargrave through the use of a pistol during a drug transaction," the warrant states. "Accused did take money and marijuana from Terrance Banks through the use of a pistol during a drug transaction."
At the time of his arrest, "Accused was found to be in possession of more than 1 oz. of marijuana," the warrant states. "Total weight of marijuana was approximately 219g/7.7oz."
In addition to the felony charges, officers charged Reid with one count of misdemeanor obstruction for allegedly running and refusing to stop upon command, the arrest warrant states.
Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call Cobb police at 770-499-3945.
Reid was being held without bond Monday night at the Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center.
- Staff writer Mike Morris contributed to this report.
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