Shooting suspect dead after barricading himself inside Cobb County home, police say

A man who barricaded himself inside a Cobb County home is now dead, according to police.

Earlier Tuesday, authorities confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a man was barricaded inside a home on Plains Way after a shooting.

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Channel 2′s Candace McCowan was live at the scene on WSB Tonight at 11 p.m.

The standoff had been occurring for hours at that point.

Officers in heavy body armor filled a typically quiet Marietta neighborhood.

The SWAT team was trying to make contact with the suspect inside the home after a man was shot earlier in the evening.

The victim was rushed to the hospital and expected to survive.

Claudia Arteaga, a neighbor, came home after this all started.

“My daughter told me they called his mom in to try and get him out but he didn’t even come out with them calling his mom,” said Claudia Arteaga.

She was told she couldn’t even pull into her driveway.

“They made me park all the way over there, and they just asked me do you feel safe walking all the way home,” said Arteaga.

It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.

Neither the shooter nor the victim’s identity has been released.

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