mcloudyn.png
Tuesday July 5th, 2022 3:35AM

Police: Suburban Atlanta man killed 3 relatives after fight

By The Associated Press

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is accused of killing his mother, stepfather and cousin at a suburban Atlanta home.

Cobb County police say a domestic dispute on Tuesday led Marcus Smith, 37, to shoot and kill his 60-year-old mother, Janice Peaks; his 63-year-old stepfather, Donnell Peaks; and his 38-year-old cousin, Cameron King.

Police found Donnell and Janice Peaks dead when they arrived at a home in the Atlanta suburb of Austell. King was found shot, dying shortly after arriving at an Atlanta hospital.

A warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds Donnell Peaks was shot in the head and legs, while Janice Peaks and King were both shot in the head. Cobb Police Sgt. Wayne Delk said King and Smith were first or second cousins.

Police on Tuesday arrested Smith on a nearby street not far from the home. He's charged with three counts each of felony murder and aggravated assault and remained jailed without bail Wednesday in Cobb County. It's unclear if Smith has a lawyer to speak for him.

The warrant says the shooting followed a verbal and physical fight. Delk said police believe no one other suspects were involved.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online - Georgia News, AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Sooners off to College World Series finals after beating A&M
Oklahoma is heading to the College World Series finals after beating Texas A&M 5-1
6:15PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
NASCAR Hall of Fame promoter and track Bruton Smith has died at the age of 95
6:15PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds
Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh has won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships
6:13PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Brittney Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter
Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game
4:19PM ( 2 hours ago )
Column: FINA ban casts storm clouds on transgender athletes
Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes
3:43PM ( 2 hours ago )
Sen. Rick Scott takes issue with parts of Texas GOP platform
Republican Sen_ Rick Scott of Florida is criticizing the Texas GOP's new party platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.”
1:26PM ( 5 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
AP Online Headlines - Georgia News
Sooners off to College World Series finals after beating A&M
Oklahoma is heading to the College World Series finals after beating Texas A&M 5-1
6:15PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
NASCAR Hall of Fame promoter and track Bruton Smith has died at the age of 95
6:15PM ( 15 minutes ago )
Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds
Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh has won the women’s 200 butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships
6:13PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Biden calls for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes
President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures
6:04PM ( 25 minutes ago )
South Dakota Gov. Noem gets emphatic win with AG's removal
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem got an emphatic victory when the Senate removed Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office by convicting him of impeachment for killing a pedestrian with his car
6:02PM ( 28 minutes ago )