Man dies in officer-involved shooting at birthday party in Cobb - CBS46 News

Man dies in officer-involved shooting at birthday party in Cobb County

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AUSTELL, GA (CBS46) -

A Cobb County officer responded to a fight at the Elegant Point Event Hall in Austell early Saturday morning.

The event was a birthday party that continued until 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, which was the time of the incident.

When the officer arrived at the scene, one of the attendees had a firearm, which he discharged multiple times. The officer subsequently discharged his weapon, fatally wounding the suspect.

The suspect, identified as Eduardo Valencia, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured at the time of the incident.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation.

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