Cobb County police shoot 22-year-old involved in disturbance at Publix

A disturbance between a 22-year-old man and a Publix employee led to the 22-year-old being shot by police and a police officer sustaining injuries.

The initial disturbance occurred at a Publix store near the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Hwy. 92 in unincorporated Cobb County.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 7:03 a.m. Sunday, a 911 call was placed from the Publix at 4750 Alabama Road in unincorporated Cobb County in reference to a disturbance between a Publix employee and a subject, later identified as Jeffery Thomas Moore, of Woodstock.

Cobb County police officers responded to the Publix and learned that Moore had left the area. A brief time later, officers located Moore a short distance away from the Publix. 

According to the GBI, Moore did not comply with the officers’ commands and ran away from officers. At about 7:26 a.m., officers located Moore hiding in a yard on Bedell Road. While attempting to take Moore into custody, officers attempted to tase Moore, whom officers say was noncompliant. During the incident, an officer fired his weapon, striking Moore. 

Police say Moore ran from that location and was ultimately apprehended in a heavily wooded area. 

Moore sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at the hospital. A Cobb County police officer sustained a non-life threatening injury during the incident and was treated and released from the hospital.

The GBI will continue to conduct an independent investigation. Once complete, the investigation will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office for review.

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