James Edward Martin Killed by Cobb County Police Department

James Edward Martin Killed by Cobb County Police Department
James Edward Martin

James Edward Martin lived in the home with 81-year-old Faye Spruell, her granddaughter Jessica Adams, and Adams’ 7-year-old daughter. Martin reportedly pulled a gun on Adams, so the family kicked him out of the house. Martin came back and allegedly killed Spruell and then held Jessica and her daughter hostage. Police as the two hostages ran out of the house, and police shot and killed Martin. Details as to what precipitated the killing were withheld by police.

Victim’s Name: James Edward Martin

Agency Responsible: Cobb County Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: White

Date of Death: October 2, 2018

County: Cobb

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4072

Geography: Suburban

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