Cherokee County

Police arrest ‘armed and dangerous’ man in connection with Cherokee County deadly shooting

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — An “armed and dangerous” man wanted in connection with a murder has been caught.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for Brackus Golden, 24 since Sunday. Marietta police arrested him Monday.

Cherokee County deputies responded to a an “unknown trouble” call at a home on King Arthur Drive.

When they arrived, they discovered a 25-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound on the sidewalk in front of the home.


Witnesses at the scene reported that Golden shot the victim and took off in a car.

Marietta Police received a tip that Golden was in the area of Cobb Parkway in southeast Marietta.

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They were able to locate Golden in his car in the Checkers parking lot located at 41 Cobb Parkway.

Golden surrendered to Marietta police. As Golden exited his car, police discovered what Golden claimed was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his stomach.

Golden was taken to the Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released pending notification of next of kin.