Marietta, GA (March 9, 2023) – The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Marietta, Cobb County, GA. The Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) requested the GBI conduct an independent investigation on March 8, 2023. One man was shot and is in stable condition. No officers were injured in this incident.

Preliminary information indicates that at 10:22 p.m., a CCPD officer stopped a car on I-75 southbound near Delk Road. During the traffic stop, the officer saw the driver, identified as Kenny Ezekiel, 31, of Atlanta, with a gun in his waistband. The officer told Ezekiel not to reach for the gun. Ezekiel pulled the gun from his waistband and the officer shot him. Immediately following the shooting, Ezekiel threw his gun out of the driver’s side window, which landed on the interstate. Ezekiel was taken to a local area hospital.

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


Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director Natalie Ammons

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