3 people shot, killed in domestic incident in Austell identified

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Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:31 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The three people who were killed during a domestic-related incident in Austell on Tuesday have been identified.

They are 63-year-old Donnell Peaks, 60-year-old Janice Peaks and 38-year-old Cameron King. Cobb County Police say that the Peaks were pronounced dead at the scene. King was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but died shortly after arrival.

Marcus Smith, 37, was arrested near the residence. He is in custody at Cobb County Adult Detention Center.


The motive for the murders has not been released. Three people are dead as a result of a domestic incident at a home on Gardner Street in Austell, according to Cobb County Police Department.

CCPD says they responded to a call from the home at 12:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found 3 adults who had been shot and killed. A man was taken into custody and there are no other possible suspects.

The names of the victims are being withheld until relatives are notified. Police have not released any other information.