It was a drug deal and robbery attempt that led to a deadly shooting in Smyrna, followed by a police chase that ended with a crash in Vinings, according to Cobb County arrest warrants released Friday.
Walter Vernell Milbourne, Kevin Nathaniel Robinson and Simeon Gashon Moore have each been charged with murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and drug possession in connection with Wednesday night’s string of events, Cobb jail records showed.
Investigators believe the trio was involved in a drug transaction with Jamie Milton, who they followed back to the Mission at Galleria apartments in Smyrna, warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News stated. Two men held Milton outside at gunpoint while a third went inside Jamie Adedra Moore’s apartment, warrants stated.
Moore tried to fight back, but was shot in the head and died after being taken to the hospital, police said. According to various media reports, Moore was an original member of the Twerk Team, an Atlanta dance group that has appeared in music videos with rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Three 6 Mafia. She went by the name Betty Butt, according to reports.
Milton was also shot, but his injuries were non-life threatening, according to police.
From the complex, Milbourne, Robinson and Moore led police from several agencies on a chase into Vinings, where their vehicle struck another vehicle before overturning. All three men ran from the wreckage, but were later taken into custody, according to police.
On Thursday, Smyrna police released video of the chase, which involved Cobb and Atlanta police.
The suspects were booked first into the Smyrna jail before being moved early Friday to the county jail. All three suspects were being held without bond Friday afternoon.
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