Georgia Gas Station Mass Shooting – According to the announcement made by the police on Friday, there have been two arrests made in connection with the shooting that took place earlier this month at a petrol station in Columbus, Georgia, where nine children were injured. According to a press statement issued by the Columbus Police Department, the suspects have been named as D’Angelo Robinson, Sr., who is 35 years old, and an unnamed male who is 15 years old. Both suspects were brought into jail on counts of aggravated assault and are currently being held.
The department stated that Robinson was charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, while the teenage suspect who was characterized as “a validated gang member” was charged with one count of aggravated assault. The department also stated that additional charges are pending against the younger suspect. According to the police, the young person is currently being kept at a facility for young people. CNN is doing an investigation to determine whether Robinson is represented by an attorney.
Nine children, all under the age of 18, were wounded in the shooting that took place on February 17 after a group of minors at a party got into an altercation and went over to the parking lot of a nearby Shell gas station. One of the victims was a five-year-old boy who was struck while he was there with a family member, according to previous statements made by Columbus police. In the week that followed the shooting, investigators spoke with witnesses and gathered information; ultimately, they “were ultimately able to establish probable cause to issue arrest warrants for the two suspects,” according to the police statement.