Mableton, GA (May 20, 2022) –  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Cobb County, Georgia. The Cobb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on May 19, 2022. One man has died.  No officers were injured during the incident.

Preliminary information indicates that at 8:29 p.m., a resident of 4470 Hicks Road, Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia, placed a 911 call about a suicidal man with a gun.  When police responded to the home, they were told that the man, identified as Tavis Latimore Carithers, 23, of Mableton, had been shooting a gun at family members.  Officers attempted to speak with Carithers and at some point during the incident, Carithers fired his gun at officers.  Officers returned fire and Carithers retreated into the home.  Officers attempted to call Carithers out of the home and at some point, Carithers left the house and stepped into the garage.  Once again, Carithers fired his gun at officers.  Officers returned fire, hitting Carithers.  Carithers died on scene. 

The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case file will be given to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office for review. 


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