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Man accused of firing assault rifle into Powder Springs gas station


Police have arrested and charged Marietta resident Trayvon Omar Jenkins after he fired an assault rifle into a Powder Springs gas station, injuring two people. Both remain in critical condition but are expected to survive.

According to Powder Springs spokesman Jon Gargis, Jenkins, 20, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and tampering with evidence. Additional charges are pending.  

Gargis wrote in a news release that Jenkins entered the Shell gas station at the intersection of Richard D. Sailors Parkway and Powder Springs Road around 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Jenkins was confronted by the manager who accused him of theft during a previous visit. During the confrontation, Jenkins attempted to steal items from the business again. A witness confronted Jenkins to stop him from taking anything from the gas station. Jenkins left and returned with an AK-style rifle, firing shots into the business.

Two bystanders were struck and taken to local hospitals while Jenkins fled the scene. He was found later that night. According to jail records, Jenkins remains in custody at the Cobb jail. His bond is set at $50,000.


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