Courtney Cox, the 37-year-old lawyer, had it all. She worked at Paul Hastings’ prestigious legal practice in Atlanta as a successful corporate litigator. She was attractive, well regarded, made a lot of money, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of her.
Courtney was murdered by Jarvis Jarrette, a new beau of hers. And people who knew Jarvis on social media are calling him a “thug” or a “street guy,” according to MTO News.
It’s not clear why a powerful lawyer would want to date a “thug,” but one’s heart may make inexplicable decisions.
According to MTO News, Jarvis allegedly shot and killed Courtney inside her Atlantic House Midtown luxury apartment at around three in the morning.
“It appears that the suspect was inside the apartment,” said Chief Charles Hampton “There was no forced entry or anything like that.”
According to MTO News, the alleged “thug” then engaged in a deadly shootout with police.
Jarvis began shooting a 15 rifle from the 21st floor balcony, police say.
The suspect shot up at least four apartments and later jumped from balcony to balcony, firing shots inside and outside the structure while shooting up several units, police say.
“As we were getting the information through 911, our dispatchers could hear gunfire being played throughout the building,” said Chief Rodney Bryant.
According to the police, at least one officer fired back, and Jarvis was later discovered on a balcony. It’s unclear whether he was shot by cops or killed himself.
According to the Paul Hastings Law Firm, Courtney had been an associate with them since 2016.
In a news release, they noted:
“Courtney was a dear friend and colleague to our personnel here in Atlanta and throughout the Firm. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.