Suspect killed during hostage situation in Cobb County ID’d, GBI says

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing new details in an officer-involved shooting during a hostage incident in Cobb County.

Officers were called to the Concord Crossing apartments in Smyrna Monday morning in reference to shots fired. SWAT and police responded and encountered an armed man holding another man hostage, GBI said.

During the incident, the GBI said an officer fired his weapon, hitting and killing 39-year-old Robert Parks. The GBI said Parks was armed with a gun.

“I think the two weapons officers did see were a knife and a handgun in his possession or in his hands,” said Sergeant Wayne Delk with the Cobb County Police Department.

The hostage was rescued and taken to the hospital with injuries sustained during the hostage-taking.

One officer was treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.

The GBI is continuing to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

This is the 69th officer involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2021.

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