Gang member convicted of shooting rivals, texts he always shoots first

A gang member has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for shooting a rival gang, Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. familiar.

Four men were changing a flat tire on their vehicle in the Country Cove subdivision in Powder Springs when Taviair Dye shot them and their vehicle. The people in the car fired back and fled the area.

Shortly after the shooting, Dye sent a threatening text message to an acquaintance of the victims, stating that he always shoots first.

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The people in the car Dye shot were later arrested. During that traffic stop, police noticed a bullet hole in the vehicle’s body and window.

Police discovered they were involved in the Dye shooting.

Search warrants on social media resulted in additional evidence related to the shooting, as well as evidence of Dye’s involvement and association with the 2Solid gang.

On Dye’s social media, he bragged about his participation in gunfights and shooting at opposition members of the 2Solid gang.


Dye was sentenced to 15 years, including 10 years in custody.

On October 21, 2022, a Cobb County jury found Dye guilty of aggravated assault and violation of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

“As senseless, violent crime is on the rise, this sentence sends the message that such violence will not be tolerated and that everyone involved in such violence will be held accountable in Cobb County,” Assistant District Attorney Jay Winkler, the the team’s lead trial attorney, said.

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