A person due to seem in court docket in the stabbing of a Sandy Springs, Georgia, police officer is now accused of the double homicide of a Cobb County firefighter and his spouse. 

The Cobb County Police Department mentioned 22-year-old Matthew Lanz is a suspect in the homicide investigation of 31-year-old Timothy Justin Hicks and his spouse, 31-year-old Amber Hicks. Both had been discovered useless from gunshot wounds in a house on Verena Drive in Acworth on Thursday morning. The couple’s toddler was dwelling however was not damage, (*2*).

Fulton County investigators say Lanz’s Acworth dwelling shares a yard fence with the Hicks dwelling.

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On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation mentioned Lanz entered a Sandy Springs dwelling and a resident known as police to report an intruder. Police had been already in the world after a report of a suspicious individual, and a number of owners reported burglaries.

 22-year-old Matthew Lanz is a suspect in the murder investigation of 31-year-old Timothy Justin Hicks and his wife, 31-year-old Amber Hicks

 22-year-old Matthew Lanz is a suspect in the homicide investigation of 31-year-old Timothy Justin Hicks and his spouse, 31-year-old Amber Hicks

The GBI mentioned officers arrived on the dwelling and confronted Lanz, who was armed with a knife. Lanz all of the sudden attacked one of many officers, stabbing him repeatedly in the again and neck, the GBI mentioned. Officers shot at Lanz and struck him twice.

Sandy Springs police mentioned the wounded officer was launched from Grady Memorial Hospital and is “doing extremely well.”

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Lanz was arrested Friday on multiple charges together with: 

  • One rely of housebreaking in the first diploma for the Cameron Ridge Drive incident
  • One rely of housebreaking in the first diploma for the Cameron Glen Drive incident
  • One rely of dwelling invasion in the first diploma
  • Ten counts of felony obstruction
  • Ten counts of aggravated assault on a police officer
  • Ten counts of tried homicide on a police officer
  • One rely of possession of a knife throughout the fee of a felony
  • One rely of carrying a hid weapon and not using a allow

Lanz was handled at a hospital earlier than being taken to the Fulton County jail. He remained jailed Saturday, and it’s unclear if he has a lawyer to converse for him.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.