Four would-be thieves botched an armed robbery in Vinings on Thursday, leaving one in critical condition, according to Cobb police.

Four people broke into an apartment at the SYNC at Vinings Apartments on Cumberland Parkway on Thursday afternoon and held 44-year-old Clifford Davis at gunpoint, police say.

The robbers proceeded to ransack the apartment, according to police, but Davis was able to wrestle a gun from one and began shooting at them.

Authorities say the suspects fled into the woods, where police found 28-year-old Sebastian Walters, who had been shot multiple times. Walters was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he is in critical condition. A warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Davis suffered superficial, non-life-threatening injuries. Early reports said he had also been shot, but police updated that information Friday.

The other three suspects are still at large. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Cobb County Crimes Against Persons Unit at 770-499-3945 or email at

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