Cobb County man killed by SWAT team identified

The Cobb County man who was killed by a SWAT team early Thursday morning has been identified. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the man was 49-year-old Johnny Bolton of Austell.

The GBI also released information that the warrant served was a no-knock warrant.

According to the GBI, preliminary information indicates that on Thursday, December 17, at about 4:41 a.m., Marietta Cobb Smyrna Organized Crime Task Force agents and Cobb County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team deputies, executed a narcotics search warrant at an apartment on Springbrook Trail in Smyrna. 

As the SWAT team was entering the residence, a SWAT team member shot Bolton, who was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured during the incident.

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