Teen charged in deadly shooting outside Buckhead shopping center

Atlanta police said a man confronted two people breaking into his vehicle at a Buckhead shopping center, pulled out his gun, and shot at them. One man was killed, another was rushed to the hospital.

The shooting happened at the Peachtree Battle shopping center located at 2359 Peachtree Road. A man told police he had just walked out of Publix with his groceries when he saw two young men stealing items from his Jeep and confronted them.

"It escalated the victim chose to take his weapon and defend himself against the people breaking into the vehicle," said Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Timothy Peek.

Police said the owner of the Jeep fired his gun. One man was killed. Police said the other started firing back as he ran away.

Police set up a perimeter and found the second man not far from the shopping center. He had been shot in the wrist and was rushed to the hospital.

Investigators had a section of the parking lot taped off for hours. Investigators found shell casings, damage to some vehicles and some of the owner's belongings that were in his Jeep on the pavement.

Police continue to evaluate surveillance video in order to determine events surrounding the incident.

On Saturday, police announced charges for 17-year-old Coby Senior. 

Senior faces charges for felony murder, entering auto, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a person under 18. He will be transferred to the Fulton County jail after he is cleared by doctors at Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Police investigate a deadly shooting at Peachtree Battle Promenade in Buckhead. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

No word on if the owner of the Jeep will face charges.

An investigation continues.


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