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Briefs: Resident fatally stabs intruder: Man gets life for killing over driveway

Charles Jarrod Cook, 33, was sentenced to life without parole for killing a man over an argument about a shared drive-way, prosecutors said.
Charles Jarrod Cook, 33, was sentenced to life without parole for killing a man over an argument about a shared drive-way, prosecutors said.
Fulton County Jail

A resident allegedly stabbed and killed an intruder early Saturday morning inside his home in southwest Atlanta – and police are investigating to determine exactly what happened.

So far, no charges haves been filed in the incident and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the deceased intruder.

The incident happened around 2:20 a.m. at a home on Saville Street, according to the Atlanta police. Investigators said an intruder entered the home, but they did not say how.

At some point a resident encountered the intruder and a fight ensued, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said. The fight ended with the resident stabbing the intruder, he said.

The intruder died at the scene while the resident only suffered minor injuries, Chafee said. It’s unclear if anyone else was in the home at the time and police are still trying to determine if anyone else was involved in the incident. It’s also unclear if the intruder targeted the Saville Street home for any particular reason.

Man Gets Life For Killing Another Man Over Parking Space

A man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for murder and prosecutors said he shot a man three times in the back over a parking space.

On Friday, a Fulton County jury found Charles Jarrod Cook, 33, guilty of murder and weapons charges in the shooting of 34-year-old Salento Winfrey, according to the district attorney’s office.

The shooting happened on Nov. 2, 2012 inside the South Gordon Street rooming house in southwest Atlanta, the district attorney’s spokeswoman Yvette Jones said. Prosecutors said Cook and Winfrey were staying in separate apartments on the property and had been arguing for a long time about the use of a shared drive-way.

On the day of the incident, the argument escalated, prompting Cook to retrieve a gun from his home, Jones said. He fired two shots, striking the victim twice in the back, she said. When Winfrey fell to the ground, Cook stood over the wounded man and shot him once more in the back of the leg and fled the scene, Jones said.

Winfrey was rushed to the hospital where he later died and Cook was later arrested without incident, Jones said.