Cobb County

Man shot to death by Cobb police after ramming patrol cars with box truck

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A man was shot to death by Cobb police Friday afternoon after police said he rammed several police cars during a traffic stop.

At least a dozen police officers responded to a Chevron gas Station on Old Floyd Road near the intersection of Mableton Parkway Friday afternoon.

Police said officers spotted a box truck with a stolen license plate. When police tried to pull the man over at the gas station, he rammed a private citizen’s car as well as several patrol cars. Police shot the truck’s driver.


The crash set the box truck on fire but firefighters were quickly able to put it out.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police have still not been able to identify the man. Police said no officers were hurt.

A Channel 2 Action News photographer at the scene saw the burned-out box truck and at least one police car with a shattered window.

It’s unclear if the driver had a gun.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in investigate the shooting.

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