Man convicted of shooting other man in foot for not holding the door open

A Cobb County jury convicted Theodore Stroud, Jr. of aggravated assault and firearms-possession charges stemming from the June 2011 incident.

Stroud was apparently upset over the recent downturn of his neighborhood and that one action sent him over the edge.

“This was a sad case where a 59-year-old man, frustrated by the deterioration of his neighborhood in the last few years, shot a 31-year-old man for not respectfully holding the door for him in their apartment building,” said Assistant District Attorney Kevin Barger.

Stroud will be sentenced at a later date, but faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of $200,000. 

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