Cobb police seek person who ran over and shot man in Mableton

Cobb police SUV with "Crime Scene Unit" on side

Cobb County police are seeking the person or persons who ran over and shot a man in Mableton yesterday morning.

The victim, an 18-year-old Hampton, Georgia man, remains in critical condition after sustaining life-threatening injuries.

According to a public information release from Sgt. Wayne Delk of the Cobb County Police Department:

Cobb County Police responded to a person shot at 223 St. Martins Lane in Mableton, GA on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 11:36 a.m. Responding officers located 18-year-old Ricardo Ward of Hampton, GA, lying in the driveway with several gunshot wounds. Officers learned that Ward had also been run over by a vehicle in addition to being shot. Ward was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.


The suspect vehicle is believed to be a silver (or champagne) 2000’s model Toyota sedan.

Sgt. Delk attached the following photo of a suspect vehicle that was parked on the street where the incident took place:

The incident is under investigation and anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call 770-499-3945 or email