Man shot to death inside Cobb County home, investigation underway

Cobb County police are investigating the deadly shooting of a man killed inside his own home overnight.

Police officers responded around 2:30 p.m. Thursday to a home on the 4100 block of Valley Wood Drive in Marietta.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in his 40s who had been shot to death.

Neighbors are stunned and wondering what happened. 

"It's a scary situation. I look out my window and all these cops were here," said Bruce West who lives near where the shooting happened. 

West says an elderly woman lives in the home. She has a female live-in caretaker. He says the man who was killed was in a relationship with the caretaker and would occasionally stay at the house. 

"I feel sorry for the guy, I didn't know him that well other than to say, ‘Hi,’" said West. 

Police say the caretaker told investigators an intruder came into the house and shot the man. Investigators spent most of the day trying to determine if that is what happened, while neighbors waited for answers. 

"Everybody is asking, ‘Do you know anything? What's going on? What happened?’ We don't have this type of thing happening around here. It's very surprising," said Beth West, who lives down the road. 

Many have lived in this neighborhood for decades and are both shocked and concerned. 

"We want to know. We just want to make sure that our neighborhood is safe. We hate this happened to somebody in our neighborhood," said another neighbor. 

At this time, detectives have not released the victim's name, who police says is in his 40s, or identified any potential suspects in the shooting.

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, call the Cobb County Police Department.