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Two men indicted in shooting death

Two men have been indicted in the January shooting death of a man during an armed robbery.

Indictments returned Wednesday against Darion Cortez Brownlee and Cleo Roosevelt Hampton, Jr., allege that the two shot and killed Jared Taylor, Jan. 21.

The two are charged with malice and felony murder, two counts of armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.

Hampton is also charged with possession of a firearm by a person under 18. Police said the two men allegedly stole more than $500 in cash from Taylor.

The men have not been arrested, according to Clayton County Magistrate Court records.

In a separate indictment ...

Two men are charged with trying to sell counterfeit Apple products in Morrow. Martin Christopher Brown and Myron Maurice Rouse are also charged with theft by deception and reckless conduct in the June 16 incident.

Police caught up with the duo after they allegedly sold two fake Apple iPhone 4s to an Atlanta man as authentic. When the man opened the box, which was sealed in plastic wrap, he discovered the fraud and demanded his $400 back.

Police said the alleged victim chased down the pair, attracting the attention of Morrow officers working nearby.

When police searched the men's car, they found 16 more counterfeit Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iPads, iPods and iPhones.

"The investigation revealed that this pair would show a real iPad or MacBook Pro to a potential victim," said Morrow Police Capt. James Callaway. "They would then give them a sealed box that contained a floor tile to simulate the weight of the items."

Police arrested the two and seized the car, taking in a large amount of cash they believe to be proceeds from the fraudulent sales. Both men have bonded out of the Clayton County Jail.