Sweet Sixteen birthday parties are supposed to be just that….sweet! However, this party turned sour very quickly as a fight broke out, and ended in an officer involved shooting. Yikes. Talk about a birthday to remember.
Georgia seems to be in the news a lot lately. Perhaps the crazies are coming out for summer? Cobb County police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) were on the scene where gunfire broke out.
Cobb Police officer involved in shooting outside large party where fight broke out. Officer shot suspect, who was taken to hospital. LIVE 6a pic.twitter.com/q9fS5ZMNQ1
— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) May 27, 2017
It happened outside the 300 block of Riverside Parkway at the Elegant Point Event Hall in Cobb County.
A witness told Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach his uncle was just trying to break up a fight when he fired shots into the air.
At the same time, an officer working security across the street at a QuikTrip had been flagged down, and ran over to the scene.
The family said it was a Sweet 16 party birthday party.
According to Cobb police, the officer felt there was a threat and so he fired. The suspect was hit by the officer’s shot and then taken to the hospital.
No other details have been given at this time.