Police: Shooting ‘justified’ after man shot in head in Marietta

Police: Shooting ‘justified’ after man shot in head in Marietta

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Cobb County police say a Saturday shooting in Marietta appears justified and charges are not expected.
  • Story Highlights
  • A shooting in Marietta left a man in critical condition.
  • Cobb County police say the shooting appears justified.
  • Robert Thomas, 45, was in a hospital Sunday.

A man who shot a 45-year-old in the head is not expected to face charges, Cobb County police said Sunday. 

Robert Thomas was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital Saturday afternoon after he was shot in the head, Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk said.

The shooting happened following a dispute in the 3300 block of Quail Run in Marietta, Delk said. 

“Investigators have determined the shooting is justified and the shooter will likely not be charged,” Delk said.

No additional information was immediately available.

In other news:

On Sept. 25, 2016, Claud "Tex" McIver shot his wife Diane in the back as a friend drove the couple through Midtown in their SUV. McIver says it was a tragic accident. AJC legal affairs writer Bill Rankin and reporter Craig Schneider take you inside the case against him in Season 5 of the AJC's "Breakdown" podcast, "The Tex McIver Murder Case."

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