UPDATE – March 4, 2024: 

Cobb County, GA - The minor injured in this incident has been identified as Syere Littlefield, age 15, of College Park, GA. 


Cobb County, GA (March 3, 2024) – At the request of the Cobb County Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer involved shooting in Cobb County, Georgia that happened on Saturday, March 2, 2024 near Six Flags Parks. One minor (15 year-old) was injured in the incident. No officers were injured in this incident.

The preliminary information indicates Cobb County Police Department (CCPD) officers were responding to assist with crowd control near the park’s entrance after several fights had taken place amongst patrons who were leaving the park. At some point, multiple people began shooting, hitting an unoccupied CCPD marked patrol car. As officers identified where the shots were coming from, they ran after people who had run into the woods.  During the incident, one CCPD officer fired his weapon, hitting one minor.   The minor was taken to Grady Hospital for his injuries and is listed in critical condition.  

Police recovered a handgun near the minor.  

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. 


Director, Office of Public & Governmental Affairs Nelly Miles