Police searching for 2nd suspect

Cops: Smyrna father wrestles gun away from home invasion suspect, uses it against him

One man is in custody after getting his gun taken from him while robbing a family inside their Smyrna apartment, authorities said.

The alleged break-in occurred Nov. 23 at the Wyndcliff Galleria apartment complex off Cobb Parkway, Channel 2 Action News reported.

According to Smyrna police, Antoine Brooks-Webb entered the home armed with a handgun and demanded money from a man in front of his wife and their son.

He then threatened to shoot the child if his demands were not met, according to Brooks-Webb’s arrest warrant.

Police said the father fought back, grabbing the gun from the would-be robber and turning it against him. 

“He was able to wrestle a weapon away from him and use it against his attacker,” Smyrna police spokesman Sgt. Louis Defense told the news station. 

Multiple shots were fired inside the apartment, but none of the family members were struck, Channel 2 reported. Brooks-Webb was injured in the shooting and subsequently arrested. He will be taken to jail after he is released from the hospital.

Police said that Brooks-Webb and his victims likely knew each other, but investigators are still searching for a second suspect involved in the robbery.

A description of that second suspect has not been released.

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