Atlanta man arrested in shooting of ex-girlfriend in front of one-year-old child

An Atlanta man who was wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend in front of their one-year-old child while dropping off diapers was found in DeKalb County and arrested Thursday night.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Dept., the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, K9 Unit, and Field Operations deputies tracked down and arrested Venezia Cole and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail.

Last momth, officers were dispatched to a “person shot” call on Laurel Bend Court in unincorporated Snellville. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.


According to a family member, Cole was supposed to be dropping off diapers at the home when he shot his 22-year old ex-girlfriend in the driveway of the home. The family member told police that after shooting the woman, the suspect then fired multiple rounds at the home.

Family members inside the house were unharmed. According to the Gwinnett County Police Dept., Cole with has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to children 1st degree, possession of a firearm during a felony and criminal damage to property 2nd degree.

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