Antonio Tyler, 18, of Marietta, was shot and killed by a police officer when he and two other men allegedly tried to rob a couple in the parking lot at the apartment complex off Franklin Road just north of Delk Industrial Blvd., Marietta Police Spokeswoman Officer Jenny Murphy said.
Jacolby Booker, 19, of Marietta, and Zachery Morrison, 21, of Marietta, were both arrested following the incident and have been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, false imprisonment and burglary.
The Marietta Police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, which Murphy said is standard procedure. The officer's name has not been released.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, police received a 911 call alerting them that three men were armed and attempting to rob a man and a woman at the Autumn View Apartment Complex. Both Marietta and Cobb police responded to the scene.
According to police, the suspects forced a man and a woman into their apartment at gunpoint. When Marietta Police arrived, they made contact with Tyler, who had taken a hostage, Murphy said. When he refused to put down his weapon as instructed by police, an officer shot and killed him, Murphy said.
Neither of the victims was injured, Murphy said. They are not yet releasing the mug shots of the suspects, Murphy said, because of the possibility of hindering police's ongoing investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to contact Marietta Police Detective Moeller (770) 794-2366 or call the Marietta Tip Line (770) 794-6990.