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Cobb Officer Involved in Shooting in Kennesaw

There are 15 comments on the MyFOX Atlanta story from Jul 8, 2008, titled Cobb Officer Involved in Shooting in Kennesaw. In it, MyFOX Atlanta reports that:

Cobb County authorities say an officer has been involved in a shooting. It happened late Monday night at a Chevron on Cherokee Street in Kennesaw.

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Friend of Justin Kennedy

Woodstock, GA

#1 Jul 8, 2008
I find it very hard to believe Justin was carrying a gun. He was a very non violent individual. I think there is more to the story. Justin, I hope the truth comes out. I don't believe the story written.
Friend in Woodstock


#2 Jul 9, 2008
He was a sweet kid..grew up with my children.It is time police officers were held accountable for their actions..I heard he was shot twice,once after he was down..
I also heard the officer has shot and killed before..
The Bible tells us what is in the dark will come to the light..keep the family in your prayers.
Go rest high on that mountain Justin..the angels await you.
Ga Native

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jul 9, 2008
I'm sorry for family & friends' loss of Justin.

Witnesses at the scene know the real story.

Kennesaw, GA

#4 Jul 10, 2008
I went to high school with him.I never knew him to ever carry a gun. I feel this needs to be look into very closely.

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jul 11, 2008
He may have been a nice guy but he was nailed breaking the law and when he got physical the officer responded. I used to work with the officer involved with the shooting. I can say that he is professional and level headed. I cant see him using unjustified force.
4th Amendment Now

Jackson, GA

#6 Jul 14, 2008
After every interaction I have ever had with a Kennesaw Police officer (and about 90% of Cobb Co.), I am both equally shocked and frightened at the unchecked zeal the officer possesses. I am a right-wing, law obiding, proud to be an American, clean and sober, gainfully employed, taxpaying Kennesaw resident and cannot honestly tell my children to trust Police officers. Protect and Serve my ass! This case MUST be looked into by someone/something other than local governing bodies.

Acworth, GA

#7 Jul 18, 2008
i knew justin for seventeen years he had one of the biggest heart out of anyone i ever knew. my concerns and questions are he had alot of money on him that was not fake so why would he try to pay with counterfeit money and then stand there and wait for the cops to show up??? if the cop had to stop him why not shot him in the leg or or another place that would not have killed him?? justin was a good person he has a son a family and friends that miss him everyday that do not understand why this happened.

United States

#8 Jul 18, 2008
To all the people who wrote such beautiful things about Justin his son and I thank you! Justin was my first love and he had a heart of gold! I have never known him to carry a gun either and all I will say is JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED. His son and I are heartbroken over what has happened and Miss him everyday:(
Worried In Cobb

United States

#9 Jul 18, 2008
Well it's no secret how Cobb County Police consistanly stops African-American males and those in the Latino community for more than just your routine stop. WAKE UP it has started to trickle down to every community. When has it started to be ok for a cop to shoot someone in the back? If they were struggling maybe the the officer got a little frustrated that he could not subdue the young man. I think the good ole officer was a little embarrassed as I am sure he had an audience watching. HELLO taser but to shoot someone while they are down???? That's a COWARD not an officer of the law.
Friend in Woodstock


#10 Jul 18, 2008
I am not sure the officer had a taser..they have to be shocked with the taser to carry the weapon..have to be sprayed with pepper spray to carry it..a gun is much easier to slap on your side..
if you are rolling in the floor you have the opportunity to use either a taser or pepper spray
in my opinion this is another situation where life was taken without justification
Ga Native

Atlanta, GA

#11 Jul 18, 2008
I really hate it for the family & friends of the victim and I'm sorry for the loss!!

Apparently somethin happened b/c the officer didn't jus show up at the place & decide to take out someone. Now I'm not sayin he possibly made a bad call but he he wasn't targeting this person b/c he was bein a good citizen.

As mentioned earlier, witnesses KNOW the story and I hope it all comes out soon.

It's really sad that the bad cops make it hard for anyone to trust or believe any good cops - good ones really are out there, even in Cobb County! Please don't place judgement on every cop in a negative way.

I'm lookin forward to what the final outcome of the investigation is.
Ga Native

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jul 18, 2008
I meant to say "I'm not sayin that he didn't possibly make a bad call"...
Friend in Woodstock


#13 Jul 18, 2008
and if he had been your child?

United States

#14 Jul 18, 2008
He did made a bad call in my opinion,,,,,,,He shot him in the back! How is that even right, yes Justin should have stopped but I agree with AMY why not shoot him in the leg? We will see what the outcome is and for his son's sake I only hope for Justice.

Clyde, TX

#15 Apr 2, 2009
I grew up with Jusin, but I too am a police officer. DO NOT EVEN THINK YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WALK IN OUR SHOES AND DO WHAT WE DO ON A DAILY BASIS UNLESS YOU ARE A POLICE OFFICER!!!! I liked Justin alot, but he made a bad choice that night. He wasn't a bad person but he did a bad thing and unfortunately THAT is what got him killed. Our job is to serve and protect the public. That means we might have to shoot and kill someone if they attempt to pull a gun on us!!!! Do not be mad at the officer, he did his job. Wake up people!! There are good people who do bad things. Justin happened to have fallen in that category. I would have done the same thing the officer did. If I thought someone was going to take my life, I would shoot them as well. Also, if someone is about to point a GUN at you, you don't use pepper spray or a taser. It is your DUTY to use the same level of force given. Justin was a good guy. I'm sorry his life ended but I'm tired of all police officers getting a bad rap for everything. People break the law and there are reprecussions. Do not always think it's the fault of the takes someone else to put the officer in that position. You need to see both sides of the situation before you can come to an unbiased conclusion.

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