Police arrest 15-year-old charged with killing South Cobb student

Cobb police have apprehended a 15-year-old accused of killing a South Cobb High School student at an apartment complex in Austell.

Myliek Dunn, 15, of Lithia Springs, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday, said Cobb police spokesman Neil Penirelli. An arrest warrant shows the teen is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

While it is the policy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to not name juvenile suspects, Dunn is being charged as an adult in the case. 

Cobb police were dispatched around 12:47 p.m. May 11 to a call of a person shot at an apartment complex at 2105 Mesa Valley Way. Those officers arrived to find a 16-year-old victim with two gunshot wounds.

That teen was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital where he died from his injuries, Cobb police said. Dunn allegedly came to the location to engage in “a physical altercation,” pulled out a firearm and shot the older boy, Cobb police said.

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Penirelli said he does not know how the victim and Dunn knew each other. He also said Cobb police will not release the name of the victim due to his age.  

In a letter sent home Monday, South Cobb High School Principal Clint Terza informed parents that one of their children’s classmates was killed in a “senseless shooting.” While the events aren’t related to the school, Terza added the South Cobb community feels the impact of the loss. 

“Our thoughts and support are with the student's loved ones and our school family as we struggle to make sense of what’s happened,” he said in his letter.

The Cobb County School District added it’s also “doing everything we can to support the students, teachers, and families of South Cobb High School during this difficult time.”

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