MARIETTA - An Acworth man wanted in Cherokee County for allegedly shooting his girlfriend several times died early Thursday following a SWAT standoff in Cobb County, police say.
Marshall Phillip McCall was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 5 a.m. at his mother’s home in the 900 block of Millwood Drive in southwest Marietta, just off Austell Road near the Windy Hill Road intersection, said Officer Sarah O’Hara, spokeswoman for Cobb police.
The search for the 47-year-old began Wednesday afternoon in connection with a shooting in the Rose Creek subdivision of Woodstock’s Towne Lake community. Police described the shooting as a domestic dispute, and a manhunt ensued as arrest warrants were issued for McCall on charges of aggravated assault and robbery. The victim, who was described as McCall's girlfriend, called police at 1: 26 p.m. after she was shot and McCall fled in her car, officials said.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office, Woodstock police and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter searched the area for hours and solicited tips from the public through social media. At one point, early in the search, police searched a nearby Publix supermarket for McCall, but he was not there.
Law enforcement officials continued their search for McCall overnight.
Cobb police received a call about 5 a.m. informing them McCall had been spotted in southwest Marietta, not far from Osborne High School.
The county’s SWAT team responded and a perimeter was formed around McCall’s mother’s home.
“They heard a single gunshot and that’s when a team of four officers went inside and got mom and dad out,” O’Hara said. “They found him deceased on the back porch of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
O’Hara said the SWAT members who entered the home weren’t sure who had been shot.
A black Kia Optima taken from the scene of the Rose Creek shooting was discovered at the scene, police said.
McCall’s girlfriend, who was not identified, is in critical condition at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, according to Sgt. Lauren Denson, spokeswoman for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office.
According to his personal and business Facebook pages, McCall is the owner of a heating and air-conditioning service business in Acworth.