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Police Make Arrest in Smyrna Cop Shooting

The 19-year-old man has been charged with shooting a Cobb police officer in Smyrna last summer.

19-year-old Shymel Young of Smyrna has been charged with the shooting of Cobb County Police Officer Danny Rogers on July 12, 2013. Credit: Cobb Adult Detention Center
19-year-old Shymel Young of Smyrna has been charged with the shooting of Cobb County Police Officer Danny Rogers on July 12, 2013. Credit: Cobb Adult Detention Center
A 19-year-old Smyrna man is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center after being arrested in connection with the shooting of a Cobb County Police officer in July.

According to a police information release, Shymel Young was arrested on Jan. 2 and is currently being held without bond. Young has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. 

On July 12, 2013 at 1:15 a.m., Officer Danny Rogers was shot in the chest by a person now believed to be Young in the vicinity of the Concord Chase Apartments. Rogers was wearing a bulletproof vest and has since recovered from his injury.

There was a combined $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter; the National Police Defense Foundation posted a $10,000 reward, and Atlanta Crime Stoppers supplied the remaining $5,000.

Clear Channel also provided a billboard free of charge at the intersection of South Cobb Drive and Cranfill Road to get the word out about the suspect and the reward.
Pam J January 03, 2014 at 07:23 PM
I was just thinking about this today as I drove by the apartments. I hope they have the right person.
Anita Norman January 04, 2014 at 08:17 AM
Please provide more information - Why do they think this is the guy? Did someone get the reward money? This happened a mile from our house and we have followed the developments with great interest. Thank you.
Smyrnan January 04, 2014 at 09:26 AM
There's an article in today's MDJ about the arrest. The police couldn't/wouldn't release information about how or why they knew he was the alleged shooter.

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