Robbery victim shoots, kills suspect in DeKalb neighborhood, cops say

The man who was killed is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace to commit a robbery.
The man who was killed is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace to commit a robbery.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police said a robbery suspect was shot and killed by his intended victim Friday morning in a neighborhood near Lithonia High School.

The man who was killed, identified as 19-year-old Aaron Cobb, is accused of going to a location on Marbut Farms Trace about 1 a.m. to commit a robbery, DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told AJC.com. Cobb was allegedly accompanied by others at the time of the shooting.

“The intended robbery victim shot one person in self-defense,” Vincent said in an email.

It’s unclear whether Cobb or anyone aside from the homeowner was armed.

Vincent added that the other people who were with Cobb are facing possible charges. The specific charges were not released, and it’s unclear if the shooter will also face charges.

No other information was provided.

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