MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta man was killed Wednesday after running from police and barricading himself in an apartment.
The man, identified as 23-year-old Eric Dewayne Moon Jr., was shot to death by Cobb County officers when he refused to drop his weapon and leave the closet in which he was hiding, according to Sgt. Dana Pierce with the Cobb County Police Department.
Preliminary information from police investigators said that two uniformed officers tried to pull over Moon's Chevrolet Lumina on Terrell Mill Road just before 4 p.m.
Instead of stopping, Moon reportedly drove into the nearby Lincoln Hills apartment complex on Windcliff Drive, where he lost control of his car and hit a tree.
The car then hit a stop sign and overturned before landing upright on its wheels.
Pierce said Moon got out of the car and ran into an apartment.