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UPDATE: Man Killed in Shooting at Austell Apartment Complex Identified

Cobb police said the victims were found in the parking lot right before 10 p.m.

UPDATE at 11:40 a.m.:

Cobb police investigators have identified the victim who was fatally shot at an Austell apartment complex as 27-year-old Andre Oliver.

According to witnesses and preliminary information, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce stated in a release that Oliver was allegedly shot in the complex parking lot by the Parkview Apartments security guard after they were involved in a physical altercation.

A second victim, 19-year-old Jacoby Adams of Austell, was struck in the leg by a stray round.

Both Oliver and Adams were transported to Grady Hospital where Oliver died. Adams was released and is recovering from his injury, Pierce stated.

The security guard thought to be responsible for the shooting has not been charged, and his name is not being released at this time pending a thorough investigation of the incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cobb County Police Department Crimes Against Persons Unit at (770) 499-3945.

Original Story:

Cobb Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another with a wounded foot.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday evening at Parkview Apartments, off Six Flags Drive, in Austell.

Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said the men were found in the apartment complex parking lot just before 10 p.m.

Police are questioning a third man, the suspected shooter.

No charges have been filed, and police have not yet released the identities of the men involved.

Check back with South Cobb Patch for more updates.

Kiri Walton (Editor) September 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Hello, I've deleted some of the comments in this thread because of the profanity being used. That is not allowed on Patch. Please review our terms of use on the site at southcobb.patch.com/terms. Thanks!
Dante Oliver September 16, 2012 at 05:15 PM
how can u delete wha i said they expressed wha they had to say and i expressed wha i had to say im his big brother known him 27 yrs thats excessive force he didnt have to shoot him more then once if he felt threaten shoot once why more then once and y not n the air the first shot is the warning shot anything more then that is excessive knw his one yr old son will grow up with out a father. it messed up lost my grandma last yr and my cuzn earlier this yr so my family is grieving rite now so if u dnt knw all the facts pleae keep ur comments ur self
Dante Oliver September 16, 2012 at 05:23 PM
wha problems they enlighten me on that can u sir ok first u must b white cuz i dnt hear u statig that he harassed u so b quiet it dnt matter where u at if talk the talk u better be ready to walk the walk from wha im hearin he harassed everybody in the complex except hispanic and white people the black people got harassed erveryday and it was just that day my brother got tired of him messn wit him so he did wha he did arent there police for that isnt it assault and battery let the police handle it he wouldv been alive and breathin and in jail instead of in the funeral home.
Dante Oliver September 16, 2012 at 05:26 PM
but didnt we just have a case of this TRAYVON MARTIN!!!!!!
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Warning shots are illegal and pose a significant threat to public safety and innocent by-standers. So, do you yourself know all of the facts? If so, then please share with the rest of the world who is also grieving with you and your lost family member. Also, that was the purpose of the investigators and Cobb Police being at Parkview. They spoke with countless number of witnesses and their position was that they would not charge the security officer who was justifiably acting in self-defense. This self-defense seemed to be corroborated and supported by each witness the Investigators spoke with on the night of the incident in question.
Just A Grunt September 16, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I was trying to follow this story through the comments posted here but I give up. Apparently a lot of the readers here while they may know how to surf the web failed English. I simply can not make sense out of the comments due to the misspellings, poor grammar, and use of non standard abbreviation. C'mon people there is more then enough room to express complete thoughts on this site.
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 07:04 PM
There is no comparison between the name that you mentioned above and the case regarding Mr. Oliver. The local law enforcement agency conducted a thorough investigation and rendered their decision to the public. Their decision was: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/one-dead-one-wounded-in-south-cobb-county-shooting/nR8gF/
Dante Oliver September 16, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ok so y did he use excessive force when it was so many witnesses and that's y there investigators to get it right but no I dnt knw everything but wait till the police report come out but its wrong for him shoot round a populated area
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 07:16 PM
I understand that you desire to protect the actions of your love one, but please stick to the facts in the case. I was there. The gentleman in question was seen drinking alcohol in front of an apartment building and was then seen driving a motor vehicle moments later when the security officer confronted him a second time in the same night. When the officer was explaining to both the victim and his girlfriend, they both unexpectedly and violently attacked the officer who was protecting innocent human lives and who was smart enough to record the driver behind the wheel. Later, the gentleman you seem to side with grabbed a weapon in the form of a large stick and due to the close distance between both he and the officer, he attempted to use it in a surprise sneak attack from the rear of a vehicle and had the officer not been paying attention, then he would probably not be here today and the headlines of every media station would have read differently and there would have probably been less public sentiment, outcry, and outrage.
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Everyone present on the night of the above incident saw both Mr. Oliver and his girlfriend physically assault the officer after the officer confronted him about drinking and driving. Had Mr. Oliver not done what he did, then he still would have risked both his life and other innocent lives by driving on the roadway while he was impaired. The officer told his girlfriend that she was standing outside with her boyfriend when she knowingly allowed him to take control of a motor vehicle and when no cared enough to stop him. They were offended by the truth and the facts and now a man is no longer a live as a direct result of the choices in which they both made. It's just sad that the night in question, no one cared enough about their one-year old son to be responsible adult citizens.
NJ4America September 16, 2012 at 07:58 PM
@Dante Oliver, why don't you learn how to spell and use full words? "I dnt knw everything but wait till the police report come out but its wrong for him shoot round a populated area" wrong for hm to shoot round... GOOD GOD! Obama Voter no doubt!
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 08:08 PM
According to a WSBTV news, Ms. Thames lied and stated, "She was being evicted by the security guard because he was trying to evict her family". In addition, she stated, "She's married" and "was trying to break up the fight". All of the above assertions were false. In addition, Ms. Thames should be arrested for the role in which she played during the physical assault on the officer as she created every condition, including the fight, and leading all the way up to the tragic outcome of her boyfriend. She deserves to win an impressive Oscar nomination.
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Everyone with common sense knows that all legal and legitimate apartment evictions must go through the court system, specifically the Magistrate Court.
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 08:52 PM
http://magistrate.cobbcountyga.gov/v6/dispo.htm
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
According to a WSBTV news, Ms. Thames lied and stated, "The fight started because the security guard was trying to evict her family". In addition, she stated, "She's married" and "was trying to break up the fight". All of the above assertions were proven to be false. In addition, Ms. Thames should be arrested for the role in which she played during the physical assault on the officer as she created every condition, including the fight, and leading all the way up to the tragic outcome of her boyfriend. She deserves to win an impressive Oscar nomination for her seemingly convincing and believable interview on WSBTV.
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 09:36 PM
To get the most urgent answers to the burning and pressing questions in which you are desperately seeking, then you should sit down with the girlfriend of Mr. Oliver and advise her to be honest and tell you everything that she knows regarding her role in watching her boyfriend drive under the influence of alcohol, in starting the fight, and them trying to brutally beat-up the security officer for doing his job admirably. Ask her bluntly, "what events and contributing factors led to the fatal shots being fired”?
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 09:37 PM
By doing so, it will speed up the grieving process and provide you with all the preliminary answers to help you and your family move on with your respective lives. In closing, most tragedies that we encounter as human beings can be avoided if we allow cooler heads to prevail, if we swallow our shallow sense of pride and superficial egos, and if we would simply respect each other. Though it's well documented that a lot of the residents that spoke evil of the security officer in front of news cameras are currently facing evictions for excessive complaints from other residents and for behaviors perceived as a detriment to the safety and well-being of others and for blatantly violating community rules repeatedly, no one in whom I spoke with have accused the officer of being disrespectful or being guilty of disparate treatment. He addresses everyone with Sir or Ma’am and always seemed to allow residents and their guest to save face. He always presented them with a chance to choose the best option possible and to do the right thing. Unfortunately, he left the decision and outcome in the hands of those individuals in whom he often times and routinely encountered on the opposite side of the law.
Dante Oliver September 16, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Thank you got that all we have to go by is wha she is telling us just showed my mom
Concerned Resident September 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Are you complaining that the security officer often observed your children outside without being properly dressed? Well, just in case you were not aware, we live in a civilized society where such actions are completely appropriate and since it occurred on private property, then the management company obviously expects for its residents to dress in a manner that's appropriate, and not offensive to other families. It's better that he came to you directly, as opposed to outright contacting DFACS and asserting charges of you neglecting your children, or being a bad parent. It sounds like it's not a case of having a bad security officer, but a case of bad black residents who lack the proper home-training and manners to fully function within a gated community that daily enforces its community rules. It sounds like if you are a law-abiding citizen, then you live in peace and if you break the rules, then there are consequences. If you are being caught by the security officer violating the community rules and acting disorderly or in a manner that’s insulting or disrespectful to authority, then you only have yourself to blame when you refer to yourself as a new resident who received several complaints on the first-day that you moved into Parkview.
Kiri Walton (Editor) September 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Who proved them to be false? Additionally, I have tried again and again to get everyone here who says they saw this incident or had witnessed the security guard harassing others to please email me or call me at 678-327-5828. I've received anonymous emails that I cannot use. Please reach out and tell me your story today because I will not really be able to tell it after today.
Pamela September 17, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I think it is unfortunate the incident of the young man beng killed. I am not a resident of the apartment complex. However, I do feel the individual who identifies him or herself as the concerned resident has a personal stake in the matter. It appears the individual knows too much about the family and the residents there. I believe the person works in the management office. I would also like to say NJ4america your comments are sad. Your attempt to demean someone because of the manner in which they write comments is deplorable. Did you think the individual may not be one who types. Then you attempted to say he probably voted for Obama. Name calling is not the solution. There is someone who lost their life in this situation. I believe there could have been another outcome such as calling the police and allowing them to do their job or the residents going into their homes. However, that was not the case. The overall objective is to determine who was at fault and not call names. we should all grow up and recognize the goal. p.s. I voted for Obama.
Kenyatta September 17, 2012 at 07:29 PM
What should be said isn't. The fact of the matter is the man acted in self defense! The fact that he wasn't charged says alot. These were problem people looking to do harm if not kill that guy but, the tables were turned. Why is it so hard for people to tell the truth & stop pushing blame. Hold yourself accountable for your own actions. I have watched this same man you guys want to bad mouth deal with so much recklessness for those very people with so much to say. It is very simple to follow the rules. None of this would have ever happened!!!
Kenyatta September 17, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Furthermore... I would move if it wasn't for the management & the security. The last seccurity team was chillin with the residents & playing cards doing none of his what he should be doing! Stop saying someone is harrassing you or rude! Not @ all it is that you guys DON'T follow the rules & Don't want anyone saying nothing about it!!! If you want to do whatever whenever do us all a favor & BUY A HOUSE!!! I have lived in this area far before any of you headaches came around & those 3 properties these people own are the best on the street!! So stop running ya yap & look in the mirrior & do some changes. Yall are trying to make the drive the ghetto & Kudos to this people for trying to stop it!!!
Kenyatta September 17, 2012 at 08:05 PM
This is ridiculous!!! & messy. I am of age & have watched this man have to tell grown people to do what they already know.... You can't drink outside with an open container You can not speed to the property or tailgate You can not have your children outside unattended You can not bang your music car or home You can't gather flock or chill in the breezeways or parking lot You can't smoke weed You can't not prowl You can't deface property You can't have extreme traffic or parties All of the above is in my lease I just renewed!! Grow up you people. Public Housing is no more!!! Quit trying to invent a new one. Never seen such people that don't want to live good & in a CLEAN & PEACEFULLY environment!!!!
Michael September 26, 2012 at 07:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceRpcjZiFgU&feature=relmfu Professional security officer, you be the judge?
Johnny Bowe September 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I have to say that the comments under the story are more informative than the story itself! I pity any security guard faced with the task of patrolling that complex.
Dante Oliver September 29, 2012 at 01:38 PM
The shooter was arrested almost two years ago for a gun charge n augusta so u tell me whos more dangerous a security with a charge and power r a united states veteran protecting his girlfriend u tell me
Dante Oliver September 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Still i ask why wasnt the police called before the incident
Salley Rae October 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Hes back!!! my son said he saw him in the complex
Leslie heyward December 01, 2012 at 12:18 AM
I will b the first to tell u, Andre wasn't the type of person to start trouble. I grew up with him in south Carolina. That dude must of tried him in some kinda way. It not right that dude free, and Andre is not here. that was 1 cool ass man to know. Glad I had the chance. R.I.P

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