Elias Bustamente

A Marietta man is in custody and faces four felony charges, including shooting and killing another man early July 5 at a Smyrna home.

Elias R. Bustamente, 22, is accused of killing Michael Arreola at a house on Hawthorne Circle around 3 a.m. July 5, per his arrest warrant.

According to the officer testifying in the warrant, during a verbal altercation Bustamente pointed a pistol at Arreola and shot him three times, twice in the chest and once in his upper right leg. Bustamente then shot himself toward the side of his temple, but survived. According to his jail booking record, he shot himself in the eye.

Bustamente is charged with malice murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with intent to murder and attempt to assist with suicide. He was booked into the Cobb County jail Wednesday. No bond has been set.

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Mike Nelson

Great shot dude.

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