A 16-year-old Atlanta boy accused of hitting a Cobb County deputy with a stolen car is facing charges as an adult, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The teen, identified as Equawn Marshall, was being treated at Atlanta Medical Center after taking gunfire in the Oct. 29 incident outside a Cobb County courthouse.
Deputy David Corish was trying to stop a car break-in when he was hit, and Corish fired his duty weapon toward the vehicle.
Corish spotted the break-in while monitoring security video early that morning, according to Marietta police. He saw a vehicle pull near the courthouse on Waddell Street off the Marietta Square and someone appear to enter a parked car.
The deputy walked outside and confronted two people, Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy said. One of them ran away on foot, and the other hopped behind the wheel of a car, he said.
The vehicle drove off after the shooting. State troopers later found a similar vehicle with a bullet hole in its windshield abandoned on I-75, McPhilamy said. It had been reported stolen.
Marshall was connected to the crime after he showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound and was “uncooperative,” he said. Detectives later secured physical evidence they say links the teen to the stolen vehicle.
Marshall is now in custody and faces charges of aggravated assault against an officer, theft by receiving stolen property and entering auto, among others. As of Friday, he had not been booked into the county jail, records show.
Marietta police are still searching for the second suspect and a possible third suspect, Channel 2 reported.
Anyone with information about that person’s identity or their whereabouts is asked to contact Marietta police Detective Mark Erion at 770-794-5335.
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