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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Mableton Shooting

The names of the victim and suspect have not been released.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m. on April 30

Cobb police have not yet identified the man who was shot and killed on Monday afternoon at the Mableton Reserve Townhomes at 6850 Mableton Parkway.

Police responded after receiving a call about the shooting shortly before 4 p.m., said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb Police Department.

Witnesses told the police about a man seen fleeing on foot from the scene. Within minutes of the shooting, the Cobb Police K-9 Unit was able to apprehend the suspect west of the townhome complex.

The victim was shot in a unit in Building B, where a woman in her early 20s resides. Officers transported that woman from the scene in a police vehicle.

Police said the victim had been shot in the head and/or face.

One resident who did not wish to be identified told Patch she was at home at the time of the shooting when the woman ran to her door.

"She said, "Please help me. They're shooting in my house!" the resident said, who added that she heard "a lot" of gunshots.

One neighbor said a man ran into her home after the shots were fired. Her brother pushed the man out and locked the door.

"I was mad about that because my granddaughter was sitting on the couch downstairs," the neighbor said. Her granddaughter is 7 years old.

Another neighbor who lives in the building across from Building B said she wasn't surprised about the incident.

"I hear gunshots all the time," she said.

Stay with Patch as more details become available.

A Harley April 30, 2012 at 09:07 PM
What area of Mableton did this happen?
Leeanne Hudson April 30, 2012 at 09:14 PM
It happened at Mableton Reserve Off Mableton Prky
Pam J May 01, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I have absolutely nothing against owning a gun, but it appears that all the wrong people have them.
MJG May 01, 2012 at 04:10 AM
wow, I used to live there and watched it get progressively worse over the course of a year. I had a friend come over and was like you know there are 2 weed houses out here I just copped from...I was like yeh, time to move.
MRS. NAY May 01, 2012 at 04:21 PM
wowwwwwww, I NEVER KNEW I WOULD BE LOOKING AT MY FELLOW GRADUATE GO TO PRISON FOR SOMETHING THIS STUPID.... I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPEN ONLY U AND GOD KNOW... I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU N THIS IS NOT THE PERSON I KNEW FOR YEARS.. LESSON LEARNED
DARNELL STEWART May 02, 2012 at 12:05 AM
I Just Moved To Mableton A Few MonThs Ago I Thought It Would Be Peaceful This Way Atleast It Seemed Until I Hear This
Kiri Walton (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Gotta do that research before moving to a new place.
DARNELL STEWART May 02, 2012 at 06:49 PM
This Is Why I Stay At Home And Dont Have Friends
JOYCE January 04, 2013 at 03:14 AM
My friend just moved there about 3 mos ago....OMG!!!

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