Bomb squad searches Marietta home of man shot, killed by police

A police bomb squad searched the Marietta home Monday afternoon of a man shot and killed last week after he allegedly shot an Alpharetta police officer and was involved in a high-speed chase, authorities said.

Police fatally shot Curtis Hicks on Friday after reports that he shot an officer and a female motorist then led police on a chase along Ga. 400.

No explosive devices were found after an hours-long search, police said.

“Strictly as a precaution, members of the Cobb County bomb squad and the GBI bomb squad arrived on scene to ensure the location was safe for all members of the investigation team to go inside, and also to ensure that the surrounding area for the residents was safe as well,” Marietta Police spokesman Officer David Baldwin said.

Police from Alpharetta, Marietta and Roswell joined the investigation Monday afternoon at the home in the 300 block of Oak Harbor Trail.

Alpharetta police learned sometime on Monday that Hicks may have had an explosive device at his home, and coordinated with the GBI, Marietta Police and Cobb County police to get a search warrant of his home, Alpharetta Police spokesman George Gordon said.

The Alpharetta officer, David Freeman, who was shot Friday, was released from North Fulton Hospital on Monday, Gordon said.

Freeman was shot in the lower abdomen, right elbow, right shoulder, leg and hip. Police said both Freeman and the female motorist, who’s recovering at North Fulton Hospital, are expected to be OK.

It was still unclear Saturday why Hicks fired on police.

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