MARIETTA, Ga. —
The teen charged with hitting a Cobb County Sherriff’s Office deputy with a vehicle is being charged as an adult.
Equawn Marshall, 16, is charged with theft by taking, aggravated assault on an officer, aggravated battery on an officer, entering auto with intent to commit theft or felony and theft by receiving stolen property greater than $1,500.
The alleged crime happened on Oct. 29 when Deputy Corish went to investigate what he thought was a vehicle break-in in progress at a vehicle near a building at 32 Waddell Street.
Investigators with the Marietta Police Department said that as he went out to confront the alleged thieves, one of them ran from the scene while the other got back into a vehicle and "maneuvered aggressively" toward the deputy, ultimately hitting him. Investigators said Corish drew his gun and fired at the suspect vehicle as it escaped, leaving him laying in the roadway.
Emergency crews rushed the deputy to Kennestone Hospital. Shortly after the confrontation, Marietta authorities issued an alert throughout the metro area.
Atlanta police then contacted the agency, letting them know that they had an "uncooperative" juvenile being treated for a gunshot wound at the Atlanta Medical Center who matched the description of the driver. At the same time, Georgia State Patrol troopers found an abandoned vehicle that matched the description of the one that hit Corish.
As a result, investigators were able to link Marshall to the incident and another burglary from earlier that morning.