At least one man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shootout between two groups at an apartment complex in south Cobb County.
Devontay Rashad McCounly of Mableton is charged with five counts of aggravated assault stemming from the March 8 incident at the 300 Riverside apartments in Austell.
According to a Cobb County Police Department incident report, officers were dispatched to the scene after witnesses called 911 dispatchers to report hearing gunshots “very close to the building.”
Officers arrived at the scene to find fresh bullet casings in the parking lot behind cars, and the roof of a vehicle, a breezeway, apartment doors and a staircase riddled with bullet holes.
Witnesses told police there was an altercation between a neighbor and three men who came to the apartment complex. A fight broke out and when someone tried to break up the brawl, someone “pulled out a handgun and began waving it,” according to the witness’s account.
“This prompted all three young males to pull out weapons and start firing their guns as they were in the parking lot beyond the cars parked along the curb,” the incident report said.
The three young men fled the scene on foot. A witness told officers that one of the accused shooters shouted that he had been shot, and his two alleged accomplices had to drag him from the complex.
One person was shot in the stomach, and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Another person was discovered “hiding” a gunshot wound to the back of his left arm and another to his right ankle. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
McCounly, 23, was booked into the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on March 9 and remains held without bond.
According to a Cobb County arrest warrants, police have also charged at least one other man — Kendrick McCounly of Mableton — with five counts of aggravated assault, but Cobb jail records show he has not been booked into the facility. The other suspect has not been identified.
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