Joel Gatu Muturi, 23, of Marietta,GA
Kenyan Man Shot Dead by Police in Marietta, Georgia
A Kenyan man was on Thursday shot and killed by police in Marietta, Georgia on Thursday. Police say Joel Gatu Muturi, 23, of Marietta, tried to run over members of the Cobb Marietta Smyra Narcotics squad with his car. The anti-narcotics squad was serving a search warrant on Joel at the Liberty Pointe Apartments in Cobb County.
“Our undercover narcotics unit had run a series of investigations. This is one they were working very heavily and they were certainly looking to get this individual into custody. And did everything they could to prevent this type of event from happening,” said Lt. Colonel Robert Quigley of the Cobb County Sheriff’s office.
“When they were here at the apartment, they had contact with the suspect in that case. The suspect attempted to run over a deputy sheriff in a vehicle. Shots were fired and the suspect is deceased,” added Quigley.
The sheriff’s office say they recovered different types of narcotics and weapons at the scene.