A Georgia woman identified by friends on social media as Twerk Team founding member Betty Butt was shot and killed in a botched robbery in Cobb County on Wednesday, reports the AJC.com.
According to Smyrna police spokesman Chris Graeff, the dancer, who was shot in the head, was one of two people shot at the Mission at Galleria Apartments. A male victim was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for injuries sustained when he was shot in the side.
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Graeff said that during the initial investigation into the shooting, authorities were told to look out for three men in a red Toyota Camry. Shortly thereafter, a Smyrna officer got behind the vehicle on Cobb Parkway, which sparked a chase.
After traveling down Windy Hill Road and onto Interstate 75, Cobb police officers got involved in the pursuit, Graeff said. The pursued vehicle then got onto Paces Ferry Road near Paces Mill Road in Vinings, where it struck a vehicle and overturned.
Several Cobb County police cars were at the scene of a crash Wednesday afternoon in Vinings. (CHRISTOPHER QUINN / CQUINN@AJC.COM)
“This red car zooms by us in the other lane,” Sarah Miller, a witness, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I saw the car hit the side of another car and flip over.”
Graeff said all three men attempted to flee the vehicle after the crash, and officers were able to catch two of them close to the crash site. The third was captured some time later, also near the crash site.
This doesn’t even feel real they took you away now all I’m left with is words and convos that never happened if you love someone hold them close life is too short for the bullshit I love you big sister #RIPBeTTyBuTT I’m going to miss you 😢💔 (The Original Twerk Team At Our First Photo shoot)