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Boy, 14, accused of robbing, killing two men during drug deal in Cobb County

A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged in the deadly double shooting of two men, which police said happened during a drug deal in Cobb County.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged in the deadly double shooting of two men, which police said happened during a drug deal in Cobb County.
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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the deadly double shooting of two men that reportedly happened during a drug deal in Cobb County, police said Monday.

Mr. Jaydon Lee Reid, of Marietta, was charged as an adult with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault for the Sunday night shooting, officials said.

Shortly after 7:15 p.m. officers responded to Wild Horse Creek Park on Macedonia Drive after a 911 call of shots being fired at the Powder Springs park, according to Cobb County police.

When officers arrived, they found the two men already dead, police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said. Mr. Terrance Banks, 23, and Mr. Sterling Hargrave, 21, had each died of a gunshot wound, he said.

The teen ran, but officers took him into custody a short time later and allegedly found with a 9 mm pistol that police believe were used in the double shooting, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Investigators believe the shootings followed a drug transaction, and that the 14-year-old took money and drugs from the men he allegedly shot, the AJC reported.

He was also charged with two counts of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, all felonies, police said.

Reid was transported to the Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center where he remained Monday night.

Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to call Cobb police at (770) 499-3945.

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