DeKalb County

Metro Atlanta man pulls knife on brother, gets shot by another family member, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County man has been arrested after police said an argument with his brother turned violent.

According to police, they responded to the 3800 block of Bressler Circle at 1:44 p.m. on Friday after reports of a person shot.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

During their initial investigation police told Channel 2 Action News 26-year-old Rodney Dobbins was in an argument with his brother when it became violent and Dobbins attempted to assault his brother with a knife.

Another family member who was there at the time fired a gun at Dobbins, hitting him in the leg.


Dobbins was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and simple assault.

Police told Channel 2 Action News they do not anticipate charges being filed against the shooter.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]