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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.”

No one was injured in the shootings.

McCary was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with 15 more years of probation.

Four other defendants previously pleaded guilty to the shootings:

Christopher Demontez Davis, 19, of Acworth, who pled guilty in August 2015 to six gang-act counts and was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation.

Timothy Ryan Reddie, 22, of Marietta, who pled guilty in August 2015 to three gang-act counts and was sentenced to 20 years, with five years to serve in prison and the rest on probation.

Alexander Davonte Market, 20, of Acworth, who pled guilty in February 2015 to three gang-act counts and was sentenced to 20 years, with 15 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation.

Kristian Raymir Williams, 20, of Austell, who pled guilty in November 2014 to one gang-act count and was sentenced to five years of probation.

 


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