Cobb grand jury indicts murder suspect in shooting at Vinings apartments

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Less than two weeks after he was booked into the Cobb County jail, a man has been indicted on murder charges in a Vinings shooting, according to the district attorney.

Ambakisye Mizell, who lives in Albany, was charged with murder in November after allegedly killing 40-year-old Demetrius Dow, an arrest warrant states. But Mizell was already in custody in Crisp County on unrelated charges. On Dec. 4, he was transferred 165 miles from that jail to Cobb, records show.

Investigators believe it was a robbery attempt that turned deadly in August. This week, he was indicted on eight charges, including malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault.

On Aug. 28, officers were called to the District at Vinings apartments along Paces Ferry Road shortly before 4 a.m. regarding a person shot call, Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk previously said. Officers found Dow outside the 1400 building with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Dow, who lived in the complex, was treated at the scene but died from his injuries, police said.

Investigators believe Dow was killed while being robbed, Mizell’s warrant states.

“Said accused did discharge a firearm into the legs of the victim causing the victim to suffer pain, visible injuries and internal injuries which ultimately led to the death of the victim,” the warrant states. “The firearm was discharged during the commission of an armed robbery.”

Mizell was being held without bond Friday, jail records show.