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Police: Road rage argument led to Cobb Walmart parking lot shooting

Police said two men shot each other at a West Cobb County Walmart store Monday afternoon.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police say it was a road rage incident that led to a shooting in the parking lot of a west Cobb County Walmart store Monday afternoon.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Wayne Delk said two men were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot of the store in the 6500 block of Barrett Parkway at Powder Springs Road, which led to an exchange of gunfire at about 1 p.m.

Delk said that investigators believe 23-year-old Jermaine Davis got into an argument with a 62-year-old man before walking into the store. After coming out of the store, police said the Davis approached the older man again, the encounter unfolding into a physical fight.

That's when it escalated and the older man pulled out a gun, shooting Davis. Police said a 21-year-old woman who was with the younger man then fired a gun at the older man. Police are not charging her, however, because she fired after the 62-year-old's actions, they said.

Police said the 21-year-old woman drove Davis to the hospital. Delk said the second man, who was not hurt, drove away on his own.

Investigators charged Davis with battery, and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest though he's not yet in custody. Police explained he was charged because he was the primary aggressor in the situation and the 62-year-old fired in defense.

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Police have security footage of the shooting, and said it clearly shows Davis being the aggressor in the situation.

While the investigation is ongoing, police are asking anyone with information to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-3945.

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