Courtney Cox is a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer who was murdered on Oct. 20 inside her apartment building by her boyfriend, Jarvis Jarrett. CBS45 News reported that Jarrett shot into other apartments while trying to flee police on the scene.
The murder occurred around 3 a.m. on West Peachtree Street at the Atlantic House apartments. Jarrett, 32, allegedly tried to escape using Cox’s balcony while pointing a rifle at police. He was shot and killed by police on the balcony.
Courtney Cox was found dead in her apartment
Once inside the apartment, authorities found Cox, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Police were alerted by neighbors after a bullet fired by Jarrett broke a water pipe in the building resulting in flooded apartments under the 21st floor. SWAT and the Atlanta police arrived on the scene around 3:15 a.m.
Cox neighbors also heard multiple shots being fired and glass being shattered after seeing Jarrett on the balcony where he was later shot by police. The families of both Courtney Cox and Jarvis Jarrett said that they are devastated and confirmed that the couple met last summer at the apartment building and began dating.
An autopsy will be performed on both Cox and Jarrett while authorities investigate.
The murder of Courtney Cox has brought shockwaves to many in the wife Atlanta area. Mack Major wrote in a post that there has been a lot of violence against women making the news lately. And a lot more that never makes the headlines.
He described Cox’s murder as both sad and extremely disturbing.
“And it’s infuriating. Primarily because it never should’ve happened. This sister, Courtney Cox, did a lot of things right. Made a lot of right choices: Jack and Jill membership, Spelman, law school, eventually becoming an attorney at a prominent law firm in Atlanta.
She moved into a prestigious highrise apartment building in Midtown Atlanta with an amazing view. She was 32 with her whole life ahead of her.
Yet she died tragically a few days ago, at the hands of a guy she had recently started dating. And if the story is accurate according to how it’s being reported, the sorry joker then tried to shoot his way out of the trouble before eventually catching a bullet like the one that killed his victim.”