MARIETTA, Ga. - Police have killed a suspect accused of pinning an officer with his car at a Marietta motel off of Interstate 75.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 located at 2360 Delk Road. Marietta police said officers responded to the area after a report of a suspicious person.
Investigators said when two officers a group of people in a car the driver, 26-year-old Atlanta resident Rafael Esteban Ramirez, reversed his car and tried to drive off.
After hitting a police vehicle, the GBI says Ramirez put his car in drive and accelerated "pinning an officer between the marked car and his own, and dragging and injuring the officer."
Officers then shot Ramirez, hitting him. Medics rushed him to Kennestone hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police surround the Motel 6 along Delk Road off I-75 in Marietta after an officer-involved shooting on July 7, 2022.
The officers involved was treated and released from a nearby hospital
Video shot by a bystander shows a large section of the parking lot behind the building roped off by police.
Police surround the Motel 6 along Delk Road off I-75 in Marietta after an officer-involved shooting on July 7, 2022. (FOX 5)
Investigators spent the evening combing over the scene, marking shell casings, and logging other evidence.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the use of force by the officers. The results will be turned over to the Cobb County District Attorney's Office.