Cobb County officers are working to clear a scene after a man at the center of a SWAT standoff was found dead inside a Millwood Drive home.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Wanted man kills self as Cobb police surround parents’ home, officials say 

A man accused of shooting his girlfriend in Cherokee County was found dead Thursday morning after a brief standoff in Cobb County, officials said.

Cobb County police said Marshall Phillip McCall, 47, of Acworth, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the back porch of his parents’ home in the 900 block of Millwood Drive. 

Authorities had been looking for him since Wednesday, when his girlfriend was shot at a residence on Rose Creek Run in the Towne Lake area. 

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McCall was wanted on charges of aggravated assault and robbery in connection with the domestic incident. The Cherokee sheriff’s office described him as armed and dangerous.

A relative who knew Cherokee authorities were looking for McCall called police around 5 a.m. and said he showed up in the area of Debbie Drive near Mableton.

Police responded to the area and learned McCall went to his parents’ Millwood Drive home a few miles away, police spokeswoman Officer Sarah O’Hara said during a news conference. SWAT officers went to that location.

 

“Our officers set up a perimeter around the residence and began to lock it down, figure out who was in the house and go from there,” O’Hara said. “During that time, the officers heard a single gunshot.”

McCall was found dead just before 7 a.m. His parents were safely removed from the residence, O’Hara said.

They were not injured. 

Cobb County SWAT and police officers respond to a home on Millwood Drive, where a man wanted out of Cherokee County was barricaded inside. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

“No other shots were fired, and no shots were fired by our officers,” O’Hara said.

McCall’s girlfriend is in critical condition and recovering at an area hospital, according to the Cherokee sheriff’s office.