The 17-year-old student accused of shooting five fellow students near Therrell High School in Atlanta, Georgia, “was out on bond for robbery.”
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, alleged gunman Marcellus Brooks “pleaded not guilty less than a week ago to a felony robbery charge.” He “was arrested last month by MARTA police in connection with a March 29 incident, and released after 15 days in jail on $8,000 bond.”
Court records indicate he was awaiting trial in August for the robbery charge when police arrested him on May 13th “and charged with him five counts of aggravated assault for the alleged gun attack near the school.”
The five people shot ranged in age from 15 to 20 years old. One of the five has already been released from the hospital, one is expected to be released today, two are expected to be released Thursday, and one is in critical condition.
Brooks is being held without bond.
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