Georgia: Kroger Shooting in Cobb County; 2 People Dead in Marietta

At least two people were shot and killed at a Kroger supermarket in Cobb County, Ga., on Friday afternoon.

Fox 5 Atlanta reported that police confirmed two deaths.

Cobb County Police said a woman shot her husband and then turned the gun on herself.

Both the woman and her husband are dead, Fox reported.

The Kroger is located near Dallas Highway Due Road in Marietta.

Story is developing…

Earlier on Friday, a man opened fire on a courthouse in Forsyth County, Georgia, injuring a guard in a separate incident. The shooter in that case was killed.

Here’s two AP updates on the courthouse shooting:

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer says the man accused of shooting and wounding a deputy outside a Georgia courthouse had reached a plea deal in a drug case and had been set to plead guilty the morning of his attack.

Dennis Marx had been due in court Friday morning on charges related to his arrest in August 2011. He had been charged with selling marijuana, firearm possession during a felony and other counts.

That same month, authorities filed court papers seeking to seize two dozen handguns and rifles, 71 gun magazines and $24,311 in cash from Marx. The attorney who represented Marx in the civil seizure case, Richard Grossman, says officers found the weapons cache after an undercover officer bought drugs from Marx.

Grossman says another attorney negotiated a “very favorable” plea deal for Marx.

Sheriff: Man planned assault at Ga. courthouse 

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a man who shot and wounded a deputy outside a courthouse inGeorgia was heavily armed and planned to take hostages.

Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper says suspect Dennis Marx was shot and killed Friday. He says Marx drove a vehicle up to the courthouse steps, threw out homemade “spike strips” designed to flatten car tires and fired at a deputy who came out of the courthouse, shooting the officer in the leg. Police say the deputy is OK.

Piper says Marx had homemade and commercially made explosives inside his vehicle and on his body. He says authorities don’t know a motive.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and federal authorities were helping to ensure there were no explosives inside the courthouse. Piper says authorities have found Marx’s home and believe it could be booby-trapped.

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