Officer-involved shooting in Kennesaw

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According to a press release from Natalie Ammons of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GBI has been asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Kennesaw.

The request for an investigation was made by the Kennesaw Police Department.

The press release describes the incident as follows:

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 p.m., Kennesaw PD officers were dispatched to 2629 Lone Oak Trail, Kennesaw, GA to conduct a welfare check. Upon arriving at the residence and meeting with the occupants, Kennesaw PD encountered a male occupant, identified as Robert Thrash, 31, in the basement with an object in his hands. Thrash failed to comply with officers’ commands. One officer fired his weapon, striking Thrash. Thrash was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


No officers were injured during the encounter.

After the GBI completes its investigation, the results will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney’s office.