COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The last of five defendants has pleaded guilty in a gang-motivated shooting in Kennesaw.
Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Brian McCary, 21, pleaded guilty to eight counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Prosecutors say gunshots were fired at a Kennesaw home on two separate occasions in 2013 and again in early 2014.
Authorities say it was in retaliation for the victim attempting to leave the PIRU gang -- an offshoot of the Bloods gang.
“This case demonstrates not only my office’s resolve when it comes to gang cases, but how powerful Georgia’s anti-gang laws are when properly used,” District Attorney Reynolds said in a statement. “During this case, we learned that the PIRU gang activities in Kennesaw were orchestrated by gang leadership in California.”