Atlanta Shootings: Teenage Shooter Marcellus Brooks Will Be Charged As An Adult

Police have caught teenage shooter Marcellus Brooks, the man behind the Atlanta shootings from yesterday. While at first Brooks managed to get away from the scene of the crime, a large manhunt organized by the APD managed to track the shooting suspect down.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, according to witnesses the Atlanta shootings were quite chaotic and involved the gunman shooting at a crowd of young people:

“[T]the gunman opened fire at a group of 20 students. Witnesses say they were running away from the gunman and five teenagers were hit by the gunfire. Four of the victims were shot in the lower body, and one took a bullet to the chest.”

Four of the victims are students at the nearby Therrell High School. Another student, who did not want to be identified, claims Brooks reached into his waistband for his gun and said he was going to “mess this [expletive] up.”

“For me, I saw tension. I knew something was going to happen. I was expecting a giant fight. I wasn’t expecting gunshots.”

Brooks then started firing into the crowd which consisted of 25 to 30 people, according to this witness. A witness named Ricky Johnson says he saw the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings:

“Two were laying on the ground. A female and a male were put into an ambulance. They were moving, but that’s why I didn’t think it was life-threatening. The paramedics were working on them.”

Fortunately, all of the victims of the Atlanta shootings survived the ordeal:

“Grady’s Marcus Trauma Center received five patients this afternoon from a shooting in Southwest Atlanta. At this time four patients are listed as stable, one patient is still being evaluated.”

Marcellus Brooks has already appeared in court and he has been denied bond. Court records show that 17-year-old Brooks had already been arrested on April 3 for a robbery he committed on March 29, but the jail released Brook on a $8,000 bond on April 18. Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon says Brooks is being charged as an adult and his case will begin in August of this year.

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