From left: Kevin Mendez and Tony Montano
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Teens indicted on murder charge in Cobb trailer park shooting

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted two teenagers on murder and other charges in connection with a fatal shooting at a mobile home park in Mableton. 

The grand jury indicted 17-year-old Kevin Omar Mendez and Tony Alfredo Montano, who was 14 at the time of his arrest, on one count each of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Superior Court records show.

It is the policy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution not to name juvenile defendants unless they are charged as adults. 

Both teens are charged in connection with the shooting death of Austell resident Roman Orlando Mejia-Nunez, 24.

Cobb police say the shooting happened around 12:16 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Waverly Mobile Home Park at 100 Plantation Hill Road in Mableton.

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According to an arrest warrant, Mejia-Nunez had an “ongoing dispute for several weeks” with the two teens before the shooting.

Mejia-Nunez arrived at the trailer park and “a confrontation occurred” between him and the suspects. Mejia-Nunez was shot in the side. 

Friends of Mejia-Nunez were driving him to the hospital when they saw a Cobb County police officer at a QuikTrip gas station on Mableton Parkway. The officer called for medical assistance, and Mejia-Nunez was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Cobb police arrested and charged the two teens a few days following the shooting. Mendez was transported to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He is being held without bond. Montano was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center.

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