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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County

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COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

According to Georgia Bureau of Investigations Public Information Officer Nelly Miles, the GBI has been called out to Cobb County to investigate an officer-involved shooting. 

According to officials at the scene, Cobb County police officers responded to a residence on Robin Hood Place in Marietta around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after dispatch received a call about a suicidal person. Police do not know who made that call at this time. 

Police say the homeowner made the call.

They also say in the past they have responded to calls regarding a suicidal person at the residence. 

When police arrived at the location, a woman kept going inside and outside of the home with a handgun. She continued to gesture with the gun, which officers on scene perceived as a threat. 

Three officers fired their weapons, hitting the woman several times. The woman, later identified as 32 year-old Talathia Brooks, was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead.

"Now at this point, it's not to my knowledge that she fired any shots towards the officers," said Cobb County Police Sergeant Dana Pierce. " She did make a very distinct overt action towards them with that weapon and that's why they felt as though they were at risk for serious bodily injury or death and that's why they turned fire on her."

A three-year-old child was inside the house at the time of the incident. The child is now in the care of family members. 

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