Cobb police say man commits suicide after non-fatally shooting his brother

Cobb County Police Department Crime Scene Unit vehicle

[Except under special circumstances the Cobb County Courier withholds the name of the person out of consideration for the family]

According to the Cobb County Police Department, the department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating an alleged aggravated assault that later resulted in the suicide of the suspect.

The incident began at a residence on Plains Way (near the intersection of Sandy Plains and Trickum roads) on the evening of Tuesday, October 24, 2023 around 5:41 p.m.

Uniformed officers from Cobb police Precinct Four responded to a report of a shooting at the residence.

Officers determined that 29-year-old and 32-year-old brothers had been involved in a heated argument, and the 29-year-old retrieved a firearm and shot his brother in the lower right leg.

The injured brother was able to exit the residence to seek assistance. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers had reason to believe that the suspect in the shooting was still alone inside the residence.

An arrest warrant and a search warrant were obtained, and The Cobb County Police Department SWAT Team was summoned to the scene.

After a search of the residence, the suspect was discovered dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Cobb County Special Victims Unit arrived and took over the investigation.

The next of kin has been notified.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact investigators at 770-801-3470.

About the Cobb Police Special Victims Unit

The Join Cobb PD website describes the Special Victims Unit as follows:

“The Special Victims Unit encompasses the Crimes Against Children Unit, the Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit, and the Elder Abuse Unit. The Unit consists of a lieutenant, 3 sergeants, 14 detectives, and 2 administrative assistants.

“The Crimes Against Children Unit is responsible for the investigation of all aspects of child abuse to include deprivation, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect that occur within the unincorporated areas of Cobb County. The Crimes Against Children Unit consists of 10 detectives and a non-sworn administrative assistant.

“The Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit is responsible for the investigation of domestic violence and stalking incidents that occur within the unincorporated areas of Cobb County. The Unit is staffed with 4 detectives and a non-sworn administrative assistant.

“As part of the Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit, the Elder Abuse Unit conducts investigations into the allegations of abuse or neglect of senior citizens.”