Police return fire during traffic stop at Marietta gas station

Police return fire during traffic stop at Marietta gas station

  • Story Highlights
  • One person was shot by police and arrested Saturday night on Windy Hill Road in Marietta.
  • Four people were arrested, including a man who was taken to the hospital after being shot by police.

Cobb County police are investigating after a shooting Saturday night left one person hurt, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Witnesses told the television station a car with three people inside was either being pulled over or approached by an officer near the Shell gas station on Windy Hill Road in Marietta about 9 p.m.

One of the people in the car shot at the officer.

“I saw the cop car pull into the parking lot, and that’s when I see the car start swerving and try to hit him,” witness Randy Echols told Channel 2. “That’s when the cop drew his gun, cause I heard a gunshot first so the people in the car had to be shooting at cops.”

The car rolled forward and hit a curb before stopping.

The suspect who was shot in the arm and in the leg by an officer was taken in police custody to a local hospital, while two others jumped from the car and ran toward a nearby motel.

Nickia Young told Channel 2 one of the men pushed her and tried to enter her motel room.

“Like he had his hands up trying to ask for help,” Young said, “but I had my kids in there and my neighbor’s kids also, so I told him he had to go.”

Police did arrest that man and the other person who ran from the car.

Another woman near the scene at the gas station was also arrested, but police haven’t released details on how she may be connected to the shooting or the car.

Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said detectives need more time to sort things out and no further updates are expected until at least Monday.

An investigation is ongoing, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was not involved as of Sunday morning.

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