Car break-in suspect shot by Cobb officer tried to escape by hiding in manhole, police say

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A car break-in suspect shot by police tried to escape by hiding in a manhole, according to investigators.

Cobb County police responded to the Rodeway Inn off Winchester Parkway around 2:23 a.m.

Police say a group of four people broke into several cars. Officers tried to pull the group over in a black Toyota RAV-4 and used a PIT maneuver to stop them.

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All four people tried to escape on foot and police say one of them pointed a gun at officers. One officer fired shots at the suspect with a gun.

After the suspect was shot, officers said he ran away and opened a manhole cover to hide inside.


He was taken into custody with non-life-threatening injuries. Two other people inside the SUV have been caught, but one is still wanted.

No description of the person wanted has been made available.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now on the scene and will take over the investigation from Cobb County police.