Cobb police investigate triple homicide

Cobb County Police Homicide Detectives are investigating a triple homicide at a home in Austell.

Patrol Officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired at about 12:51 p.m. on Tuesday. When they arrived they found three victims: 63-year-old Donnell Peaks, 60-year-old Janice Peaks, and 38-year-old Cameron King. All three were suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Donnell and Janice Peaks were pronounced dead on the scene. King was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital but died shortly after arrival. 

Officers located and arrested 37-year-old Marcus Smith not far from the residence. He remains in custody at Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

This incident appears to have stemmed from a domestic dispute, and there are no other suspects involved.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 770-499-3945.

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