Two teens arrested in connection to shooting deaths of 12 and 15-year-old near Atlantic Station

ATLANTA — Atlanta police announced two people have been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting that killed a 12-year-old and 15-year-old near Atlantic Station on Nov. 26.

Police said a large group of minors got into a dispute on the 17th Street Bridge that night shortly after they were escorted out of Atlantic Station for curfew violations and unruly behavior.

Police announced Wednesday that they arrested two juveniles, 15 and 16, and charged them with two counts of murder, aggravated assault, and gang charges.

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Police said both were students within the Atlantic Public Schools system.

One of the juveniles were located in New York. Police are working to learn how the juvenile was able to make it to New York.

Atlanta detectives told Channel 2′s Audrey Washington all of the people in a surveillance video they released, have been identified. The video showed the moments before and after two people opened fire near Atlantic Station last month.

One of those bullets hit and killed Zyion Charles, several more hit Cameron Jackson and four other people.

The mother of Cameron Jackson told Channel 2 Action News her son was not in a gang.

“We had all the resources but the one thing we were unable to deal with was the community, the environment, the city,” Tiffany Smith said.


Charles, 12, who was in 7th grade at KIPP Soul Academy, was one of six young people shot after the large fight broke out on the 17th Street Bridge on Saturday night.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington learned from police that the bullets were intended only for Jackson, but the other five victims, including Charles, were also hit.

“We’ve lost two boys to death and two boys to prison, its heartbreaking,” Smith told Channel 2 Action News.

A curfew remains in place at Atlantic Station that requires all minors to be accompanied by an adult after 3 p.m.

According to police the investigation is not over and expect additional charges to come forth.

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