RELATED | 4 on the run after gas station burglary, police shootout in Kennesaw
Kennesaw police previously told WSB-TV that the suspects began shooting at the officers, who returned fire. The suspects were able to get away in a stolen black Dodge Charger that was affixed with a stolen license plate. No officers were injured in the shooting.
A Kennesaw officer pursued the Charger, but lost sight of the car. The vehicle was later found abandoned on the Kennesaw State University campus, and officers recovered a cash box, a firearm, mask, gloves, bolt cutters and two crowbars from the Charger, the GBI said.
Investigators were able to determine that the five individuals allegedly behind the Kennesaw incident were part of 30 Deep, a “well-documented” street gang that were perpetrators of “smash and grab” burglaries around north Georgia since the late 2000s, the GBI added.
All five are charged with violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, burglary in the second degree, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, theft by taking, theft by receiving stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless driving and fleeing and attempting to elude police.
The GBI said the investigation remains active.
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