Cobb County

Community rallying around family of couple murdered in their Cobb County home

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County family is receiving overwhelming support from their community after a young couple was murdered inside their home, leaving behind a 2-year-old toddler.

Justin Hicks, a Cherokee County firefighter, and his wife, Amber, were found shot to death in their home Thursday. Their son was also found inside the home unharmed.

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Police have charged Matthew Lanz with their murders. Lanz, who shared a backyard fence with the Hicks’ home, was arrested after stabbing a Sandy Springs police officer the next day.

The community is now looking to support the family with the unexpected expenses of funeral arrangements. They also want to help the family with expenses associated with caring for and raising the Hicks’ son.

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As of Sunday night, a Gofundme had raised nearly $39,000 for the family. If you’d like to donate, click here.