Warrant: Smyrna man shot 3 in car
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SMYRNA — At 3:46 a.m. Oct. 31, a Smyrna man shot three people in a vehicle outside of an apartment complex, according to the Smyrna Police Department.

James Dewey Young, II, 37, was arrested Nov. 1 and accused of using a .40 caliber handgun to assault the three people, according to the warrant.

One of the victims told the Smyrna Police she saw the gun shortly before Young began shooting, according to the warrant.

“There were 21 shell casings recovered on the scene and five bullet holes found inside the vehicle,” the warrant stated.

When the driver was shot, “the vehicle backed into a large light pole on the property of the (apartment complex on South Lincoln Trace in Smyrna) and fell to the ground,” the warrant stated.

Young was charged with five felonies, including three aggravated assault with intent to murder charges, and was denied bond for being a threat to the victims and the community, according to the warrant.

On Sept. 5, 2007, Young was convicted of four felony counts in the Cobb County Superior Court on two counts of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

— Rachel Gray

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