Autopsy shows suspect in Georgia hostage situation died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

CORDELE — An autopsy conducted on LeJune Cobb, the suspect in a hostage situation that involve two children, Tuesday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Macon. According to the GBI, the autopsy’s preliminary results indicate that Cobb died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On Saturday, Cordele Police officers were dispatched to a home on East Oak Street in reference to a disturbance involving three to four adults and two children. 

While investigating the incident, officers encountered Cobb with a handgun. 


According to the GBI, Cobb and the officers exchanged gunfire inside the residence. The officers were able to safely back out of the house. The three adults escaped, while Cobb and the children remained in the residence. 

The Tri-County Special Response Team began negotiating with Cobb attempting to safely remove the children from the residence. The children were eventually released safely and negotiations continued. 

During the negotiations, the GBI says at least one more exchange of gunfire was initiated by Cobb with officers. After multiple hours of negotiations, the Special Response Team entered into the residence and discovered Cobb with a single gunshot wound. He was transported to the hospital where he died.



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