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Atlanta police arrest two teens for Nov. 26 Atlantic Station murders of 12 and 15-year-old

Atlanta police announced two teens have been arrested in connection to the deadly shooting that killed a 12-year-old and 15-year-old, and wounded four others, near Atlantic Station on Nov. 26. The shooting happened after groups of juveniles were escorted off the Atlantic Station area property for disorderly behavior and violation of curfew. Gunfire broke out triggered by a dispute among the juveniles, according to police. Killed in the shooting were 12-year-old Zyion Charles and 15-year-old Cameron Jackson.

Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said in a live streamed press conference Wednesday:  “One was a 15-year-old and another was a 16-year-old. One of those individuals was apprehended in New York with the assistance of our fugitive team as well as the U.S. Marshals,  This case is still very active.”

The arrested teens are charged with two counts of murder, aggravated assault and a gang-related charge, according to police. Hampton said the two teens in custody for the shooting were students in Atlanta Public Schools:  “It’s a tragic situation … We take these cases — as all homicides — seriously. We’re pleased to announce we were able to make arrests.”  Hampton added that there are people depicted in a video of the shooting that police “are still working on,” and believes they will have additional charges in the case.

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