Cobb County deputy hit by vehicle; 2 people on the run

Marietta police said Cobb County Deputy David Corish saw surveillance video of two men breaking into a parked car outside the courthouse on Waddell Street around 4 a.m. Monday.

A sheriff’s deputy was hit by a vehicle outside a Cobb County courthouse Monday morning while trying to stop a car break-in, authorities said.

The deputy, identified as 13-year veteran David Corish by Channel 2 Action News, was monitoring security video just before 4 a.m. when he saw a vehicle pull near the courthouse, located on Waddell Street off the Marietta Square, and appear to break into a parked car. Corish walked outside and confronted two people, Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy said.

“One suspect ran on foot while another got back into their own vehicle and maneuvered aggressively toward the deputy, striking him with the vehicle,” he said. “The deputy drew his agency-issued duty weapon and fired toward the suspect vehicle during the incident.”

It was not known if the shots hit the fleeing vehicle. The police department was called to respond.

Corish was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital but is now recovering at home, Channel 2 reported. He has been placed on administrative leave.

The incident and resulting police activity closed several streets near the courthouse on the square, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center, including Cherokee, Church and Roswell streets. The streets were reopened about 6 a.m.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Marietta police Detective Mark Erion at 770-794-5335.

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