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3 people killed at Cobb County home, person in custody, police say

Police said it was a domestic-related homicide.

AUSTELL, Ga. — Police are investigating after three people were shot dead in a Cobb County home on Tuesday. Authorities said a man is in custody in connection with the shooting.

Cobb County Police said they were called to Gardner Street around 12:30 p.m. to find the three adults dead. The victims included 63-year-old Donnell Peaks, 60-year-old Janice Peaks, and 38-year-old Cameron King.

The man taken into custody, Marcus Smith, is the son Janice Peaks and stepson of Donnell, according to police. They also tell 11Alive that King was Smith's cousin. Smith remains the only suspect at this time.

However, officers did not say what specifically led to the deadly shooting. 

11Alive's Hope Ford was there as police canvassed the area for seven hours. Neighbors said one of the victims was the homeowner and lived there for more than a decade. 

Cobb County Police said this remains an active investigation.


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