Atlanta attorney Courtney Cox killed by man she dated

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Atlanta attorney Courtney Cox has been identified as the woman who was shot dead by a man who jumped from balcony to balcony while firing at police before turning the gun on himself.

The incident happened Wednesday, Oct. 20, in a luxury high-rise building on West Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) identified the shooter as 32-year-old Jarvis Jarrette, who began dating the young lawyer over the summer.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire at 3:14 a.m. at the high-rise in the Atlantic Ocean arriving to see Jarrette jump from one balcony to another balcony before firing a rifle at police. At least one officer returned.

Police found Cox dead in her apartment. They also found Jarrette dead on a balcony.

The aftermath of the shooting was seen by a small crowd of spectators below, who pulled out their cell phones to film rather than call 911.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms slammed spectators for filming the incident rather than calling police.

Friends remembered Cox on social media.

Prof. Natasha McPherson, who taught Cox at Spelman College, wrote:

“A former student of mine from Spelman was murdered yesterday. Courtney Cox was a lovely person who was deeply LOVED by her family and friends. She deserved so much better. Here she is with her classmates on an (epic) history research trip to NOLA in 2011 (far right). Damn … “

Published in Kriminalitet

Tags: Atlanta crime, lawyer, crime news, domestic violence, gun violence

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