Cobb County Walmart altercation kills man, police say

According to the Cobb County Police Department, a man was killed during an altercation between two parties at a Walmart in Marietta.

Several calls to 911 reported an active shooter at the Walmart at 2795 Chastain Meadows Parkway in Marietta on Wednesday at noon, prompting officers from the Cobb County Police Department to come.

According to police, they initially treated the call as if it involved an active shooter but eventually determined it was actually an incident between two groups of people.

Officers from the City of Marietta Police Department notified the Crimes Against Persons Unit about a patient at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital who had been shot during the course of the investigation.

Eddie Figueroa, 23, was taken by private car to the hospital, where he later died from his wounds.

After interviewing several witnesses, police claim they have identified a few people of interest in their inquiry.

To report information about this event, call the Cobb County Police Tip Hotline at 770-499-4111.


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