Cops: 1 dead, 1 injured after shootout during Cobb armed robbery attempt

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Two men were shot Saturday as they attempted to rob two other men at gunpoint near Woodstock and found themselves in a shootout, authorities said.

Anthony Jones, 28, and Darius Butler, 20, were both injured as they attempted to commit the robbery at an apartment building on Buckline Court, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Aaron Wilson said. Jones and Butler were also accompanied by a third suspect who was not publicly identified.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene from his gunshot wounds, Wilson said, while Butler was injured and is now in police custody. He is facing counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery and felony murder, Wilson said.

No further details have been released, including the severity of Butler’s injuries.

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