De’Arius Woods
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

19-year-old charged in deadly DeKalb gas station shooting

A 19-year-old man faces involuntary manslaughter charges in a deadly double shooting outside a DeKalb County gas station, officials said Thursday.

De’Arius Woods remained in the DeKalb County jail without bond after the Wednesday afternoon shooting that killed 42-year-old Anthony Cooley. A second man was also injured, but his identity, condition and potential involvement in the shooting has not been released. 

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Police are not releasing the details of what led to the shooting, but said someone fired at Woods, who returned gunfire and fatally struck Cooley, DeKalb police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

According to warrants, Cooley was shot in the head. 

About 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to the intersection of North Hairston Road and Central Drive regarding the shooting and found Cooley’s body at the Quick Stop Food Mart, The AJC previously reported. 

Police also received 911 calls from nearby Chevron and Citgo stations, which were taped off during the investigation. 

“Evidence showed that the suspects were shooting from the other locations,” Campbell said. 

Police earlier said a second person was in custody but have not specified if that was still the case by Thursday afternoon.  

In other news:

Police say a man was pulled over and robbed by a man posing as a Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy.

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