Cobb County

Teen arrested after police say he fired gun at busy Cobb bus stop

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A teenager is accused of firing a gun near a busy bus stop.

Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell on Barrett Lakes Boulevard Thursday, where police said the teen, who hasn’t been identified, fired the gun near the bus stop and an apartment complex.

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Thankfully, no one was hurt.

When officers tracked the teenager down, there was a gun in his pocket and the barrel was still warm.


The teen initially denied shooting the gun, but then admitted it. He told police he was angry because he had to walk home from work in the rain. The teen was charged with reckless conduct, firing a pistol under 50 years from a road and having a gun under the age of 18.

Neighbors told Newell that they are concerned about the overall gun violence in metro Atlanta and the number of people who are getting access to guns.

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“We need to do something about the guns. That’s how I feel,” neighbor Jabari Paulk said. “You gotta worry about guns everywhere you go, so it is concerning. Just stay protected, because it could happen anywhere.”

Michele Newell

Michele Newell, WSB-TV

Michele Newell has been part of the WSB-TV family since November 2021. Before moving to Atlanta, Michele worked at TV news stations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio and Steubenville, Ohio.