Sunday, July 8, 2012
According to Cobb police, a woman is dead after her live-in boyfriend shot and killed her Saturday night.
The woman found dead in her Mableton home Saturday night may have recently purchased a gun. Cobb Police charged Thomas Schwartz, the live-in boyfriend of Janice Oates, with her murder. Schwartz has also been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault. April Flemings, called a friend of the suspect by Channel 2 news, said Oates had recently purchased a gun at a pawn shop. Neighbors also said the couple argued loudly and that alcohol played a central negative role in their relationship. South Cobb Patch will continue to update this story. A shooting in Mableton just before 9 p.m. Saturday has left one woman dead. Cobb Police are calling the shooting a homicide. According to Cobb Police Spokesman Sgt. …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Cobb Department of Public Safety's Internal Affairs division determined the officer acted justly and in self-defense when he shot and killed Matt Murdock during a traffic stop in Mableton in May 2011.
UPDATE: Alex Kaufman, attorney representing the Murdocks, has notified South Cobb Patch that the family has filed their lawsuit on Friday in the Northern District of Georgia. South Cobb Patch will continue to update this story as details are made available. The parents of the man who was shot by a Cobb police officer in May 2011 during a traffic stop in Mableton plan to file a lawsuit against the county police department this week. On May 19, 2011, Matt Murdock of Cumming was shot and killed after he was stopped by a Cobb police officer as he left a Mableton business parking lot. According to Cobb police, a Cobb Sheriff’s deputy, who stopped to assist, had a physical confrontation with Murdock. Cobb Officer Sean Henry arrived, saw the …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Maybe there's something more to the actions of the people around you, but you haven't taken the time to find out what it is.
On Monday, I was at the scene of a shooting. The police hadn’t confirmed it, but all the neighbors and family members of the man who had been shot said the man, 41-year-old Ricardo Reese, was dead. One woman said his first child just turned 1 three weeks ago. As the afternoon dragged on, more and more people came outside of their homes just standing around, some curious, others concerned and a few were grieving. Even more gathered as people came home from work and children were dropped off by their school buses. A group of four young men, who looked to be about 18 or 19, told me they wanted to be on the news because they were a rap group and wanted to get discovered and signed to a label. As I stood there, shooting video, snapping photos …
Both the suspect and victim are from Atlanta.
Cobb police have identified the man who was shot to death in a unit at Mableton Reserve townhomes, 6850 Mableton Parkway, as 41-year-old Ricardo Reese of Atlanta. Police have charged 18-year-old Darius Dionne Oliver of Atlanta with his death. Oliver is currently being held in Cobb County jail without bond on charges of murder, aggravated assault, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Cobb police at (770) 499-3945. Information can be given anonymously.