GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cobb County
Cobb County, GA (May 10, 2020) – On Sunday, May 10, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Cobb County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.
Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 7:03 a.m., a 911 call was placed from the Publix located at 4750 Alabama Road NE, Roswell, Cobb County, GA, in reference to a disturbance between a Publix employee and a subject, later identified as Jeffery Thomas Moore, 22, of Woodstock, GA. Cobb County police officers responded to the Publix and learned that Moore had left the area. A brief time later, officers located Moore a short distance away from the Publix. Moore did not comply with the officers’ commands and ran away from officers. At approximately 7:26 a.m., officers located Moore hiding in the yard of 4849 Bedell Road. While attempting to take Moore into custody, he was not compliant and officers attempted to tase Moore. During the incident, an officer fired his weapon, striking Moore. Moore ran from that location and was ultimately apprehended in a heavily wooded area. Moore sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local area hospital. A Cobb County police officer sustained a non-life threatening injury during the incident and was treated and released from a local hospital.
The GBI will continue to conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the investigation will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office for review.