Marietta police want teens accused of shooting officer tried as adults

Marietta police said Tuesday they want two alleged Bloods gang members tried as adults in connection with the shooting of an officer.

Officer Scott Davis was shot while responding to a call of people breaking into cars. He was in surgery again Tuesday morning but expected to be released from the hospital soon, Marietta police spokeswoman Brittany Wallace said.

The juveniles, both 15 years old, face charges of violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, aggravated assault on a police officer, unlawfully entering an automobile, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and theft by receiving.

Wallace said the Marietta chief of police and the entire police department wants prosecutors to file a motion to try the teenagers as adults not only because they are alleged gang members but also because they shot an officer.

"Anyone that’s shooting anyone needs to be tried as an adult if it’s done maliciously as this was," Wallace said.