GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Cobb County
Marietta, GA (September 15, 2022) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Marietta, Georgia. The Cobb County Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on September 14, 2022. One man was shot and died from his injuries. No officers were injured in this incident.
Preliminary information indicates that at 8:17 p.m., the 911 center received a call from a person who lives at 1826 Sandtown Road in Marietta. The caller reported being involved in a domestic violence incident with Anton Washington, age 22, who also lives in the home. Responding officers met with the caller and ultimately had contact with Washington inside the home. Washington had a knife and initially followed instructions to put the knife on the floor. He then picked the knife back up and lunged toward one of the officers. Two officers fired their weapons and Washington was hit. He was taken to Kennestone Hospital where he later died.
The GBI will conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the case will be given to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office for review.