Cobb County police said they have arrested two people in connection with a shooting at Cumberland Mall Saturday.
Police said the shooting happened just after 1 p.m. after an argument. The 18-year-old victim was shot in the neck/shoulder area.
The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Zaire Dhanoolal, of Marietta, and 19-year-old Joweer Ponce, also of Marietta.
Police said they identified two victims, one of them being someone that surveillance showed the suspects point the gun at before shooting the other victim.
Dhanoolal was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Ponce was charged with reckless conduct and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
NEW INFO: Zaire Dhanoolal, 18, is under arrest & charged w/ two counts of aggravated assault. Court documents reveal that just seconds before the Marietta teen shot a man in the neck, he pointed his “.40 caliber handgun at a 21-year-old shopper” during a fight in the food court. https://t.co/iBKe9cqAeU pic.twitter.com/3OagE3pZvA— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) December 16, 2019
JUST IN: Joweer Ponce, 19, of, Marietta, charged w/ reckless conduct & carrying a handgun without a permit .Cops charged the teen after they determined he dropped his gun on the floor while fighting w/ several other men. Cops believe shooter used gun to injure 21-year-old shopper pic.twitter.com/qidP3yUCEy— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) December 16, 2019
Both suspects were taken to the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.
Police said they are still investigating the shooting and are asking anyone with information to contact them.
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