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The investigation revealed that the suspect, Patrick Burr, used to date the female resident at 113 Griggs Street. Burr arrived at the house and observed both Moses and his ex-girlfriend sitting in a car in the driveway of the house.

Marietta Police are investigating a murder involving an ex-boyfriend and another man.

Marietta Police Officers responded to a report of a person shot at 113 Griggs Street at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.  When officers arrived they found the victim, Arthur Moses Jr, 24 of Marietta, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, Patrick Burr, used to date the female resident at 113 Griggs Street.  Burr arrived at the house and observed both Moses and his ex-girlfriend sitting in a car in the driveway of the house. 

Burr pulled out a pistol and began firing into the car, police said.  Both occupants of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot, but Burr was able to fatally shoot Moses before he could escape, police said.
 
Burr was still on scene when officers arrived and was taken into custody.  He was transported to the Cobb County Jail where he is being held without bond.

Pam J January 02, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Moses should have asked the woman he was sitting in the car with whether or not she had any psycho ex-boyfriends. Surely this guy showed some signs that he was violent. Although perfectly normal-acting people sometimes snap. I agree with the right to bear arms, but not for bad people. And there is really no way to control that.
Rashawn woodgett January 02, 2013 at 11:52 PM
With condolence to the victims family. The accused was not a thug or a troublemaker. He did not have any apparent mental health issues. He has always been a standup guy that would offer a stranger help with his last quarter. The circumstance of this tragedy is not completely known. Maybe it was a instance of the fragility of ones mind, and very sad for the young man and his family who became a sacrifice for a inevitable domestic situation.
Drew January 03, 2013 at 08:02 PM
They need to make new gun laws.
Drew January 03, 2013 at 08:06 PM
That's also when people take advantage of our government-they can't really be arrested until they've done something against the law. With cases like this, it's too late. The harm was already done; people were shot and/or killed. One person arrested; just as many or more people shot and/or killed.
Pam J January 17, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Well, the fact that people can snap at the smallest thing (and, yes, I know that can happen), that tells me that unless you completely ban guns, things like this will continue to happen. As long as people break other people's hearts, as long as bullies keep bullying, as long as employers keep screwing their employees, there will be violence.

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