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 Shooting victim was targeted, Atlanta police say

 Shooting victim was targeted, Atlanta police say

A man found shot and killed in southwest Atlanta early Saturday apparently was targeted, police said. Shortly before 5 a.m., officers responded to the 2000 block of Old Hapeville Road, Atlanta police spokeswoman Lisa Bender said. A man about 26 years old was found inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Bender.
Video shows moments before Uber Eats driver allegedly shoots, kills man

Video shows moments before Uber Eats driver allegedly shoots, kills man

Surveillance video of the moments before an Uber Eats delivery driver allegedly shot and killed a customer in Buckhead was released Friday. The video, obtained by Channel 2 Action News, shows the customer, Ryan Thornton, 30, walk up to the car Robert Bivines, 36, was driving Feb. 17, which is followed by shots being fired.
BREAKING: Winning numbers drawn for record-high $1B Mega Millions jackpot

BREAKING: Winning numbers drawn for record-high $1B Mega Millions jackpot

UPDATE [11 p.m.]: Friday night’s winning Mega Millions numbers were 65, 53, 23, 15 and 70 with the MegaBall being 7. ORIGINAL STORY: The Mega Millions jackpot, which has rolled over 26 times since July 27, jumped from $970 million to a record $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s historic drawing. RELATED: Mega Millions jackpot grows again, hitting $970 million Georgia Lottery Corp....
Gwinnett man ordered assault, rape of woman from prison

Gwinnett man ordered assault, rape of woman from prison

A Norcross man ordered the brutal assault and rape of a woman while he was in prison, a member of the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Jose Carranza-Castro, 38, pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to planning the May 2017 attack on the woman. The victim was scalded with boiling water, shocked with a stun gun and raped by two male teens in front of one of her sons.
Woman’s body found in Lake Lanier ID’d as missing boater

Woman’s body found in Lake Lanier ID’d as missing boater

A body recovered from Lake Lanier last week has been identified as that of an Atlanta woman reported missing in July near the lake, authorities said. Madeline Sinagra, 31, was reported missing in Hall County on July 22 after she jumped off a boat into the lake to swim, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Woman in custody after 2 shot at DeKalb motel, police say

Woman in custody after 2 shot at DeKalb motel, police say

A woman is in custody after two people were shot during an altercation at a motel in DeKalb County, police confirmed. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at the Scottish Inn motel at 2565 Wesley Chapel Road, DeKalb police told AJC.com. A man and woman were shot and taken to a local hospital, police said. Their conditions were not provided.
Georgia woman arrested, charged with kidnapping in teen’s disappearance in 1991

Georgia woman arrested, charged with kidnapping in teen’s disappearance in 1991

After 27 years, an arrest has been made in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Macon woman. Melinda McSwain, 46, was arrested by the GBI’s Perry office and charged with kidnapping in connection to the Sabrina Long missing persons case. McSwain now lives in Broxton, located in Coffee County in southeast Georgia. Long was last seen Aug. 14, 1991, at a home in Macon.
NEW: GBI investigating third officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours

NEW: GBI investigating third officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours

The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in southwest Georgia, the third such case the agency was involved in Thursday. About 7:45 p.m., Richland police conducted a road block on Ga. 520, the GBI said in a news release. Davion Omar Watson, 30, of Albany, drove up and stopped. An officer asked for Watson’s driver’s license, and he didn’t comply.
Cops: Man steals credit cards from car at Gwinnett gym, charges $1,700

Cops: Man steals credit cards from car at Gwinnett gym, charges $1,700

Update: Joseph Robert Proctor has been arrested in this case. The Chattanooga, Tennessee man was found by a Conyers police officer at a hotel on Oct. 18. Proctor tried to flee, but was apprehended by the officer. Proctor has multiple warrants for his arrest in jurisdictions in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. He is currently being held at Rockdale County Jail.
Already in prison, former tax preparer gets 10 years probation for other crimes

Already in prison, former tax preparer gets 10 years probation for other crimes

Already in prison on another conviction, a former tax preparer in south Fulton County was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to several crimes. In 2017, state Department of Revenue agents raided Ruth Barr’s tax business, spokesman William Gaston said. The raid came after a lengthy investigation into her business.
Man ID’d who was carrying replica machine gun, fatally shot by police

Man ID’d who was carrying replica machine gun, fatally shot by police

A 63-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday in Monroe after police said he was carrying a firearm that turned out to be a replica Thompson submachine gun, the GBI said. The incident happened about 9 a.m. in the 400 block of East Marable Street in Walton County when police responded to a report of a man with a gun, Monroe Public Safety Director Keith Glass said in a statement.
Georgia mom denied bond, allegedly took video of her dunking baby underwater

Georgia mom denied bond, allegedly took video of her dunking baby underwater

A Georgia mother who appeared to be repeatedly dunking her 5-month-old daughter underwater on video was denied bond Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Laquanda Mosley, 27, allegedly filmed a disturbing video that went viral of her baby Sienna being held upside down and partially submerged in water.
Torpy at Large: A visit to ‘holy hell,’ aka south downtown Atlanta

Torpy at Large: A visit to ‘holy hell,’ aka south downtown Atlanta

The area south of Five Points is downtown Atlanta’s unmade bed. Actually, Councilwoman Cleta Winslow says it’s worse than that. “I’m ashamed of how we look; south of Marietta Street looks like holy hell,” she said at a recent council meeting. “We have two sides of downtown Atlanta. That needs to stop.
Police search for ‘dangerous’ man accused of shooting woman in front of 3 kids

Police search for ‘dangerous’ man accused of shooting woman in front of 3 kids

Atlanta police are searching for a man accused of shooting a woman in front of their three children. Trevor Montford of Union City has warrants for his arrest for third-degree child cruelty, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Atlanta police said in a news release Thursday. On Nov.
Vandals did $400 worth of damage to 8 Georgia school buses

Vandals did $400 worth of damage to 8 Georgia school buses

Eight Forsyth County school buses were damaged over the weekend, causing them to be taken out of commission during Monday morning’s route, officials confirmed. Forsyth County deputies are searching for the vandals who smashed the headlights and stole gas caps and vehicle tags at Lakeside Middle School, Forsyth County School District spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo told AJC.com.
Tight job market leaves Georgia’s youth jails chronically understaffed

Tight job market leaves Georgia’s youth jails chronically understaffed

The state’s long-term juvenile detention centers are so short-staffed that three of them routinely operate with less than 60 percent of their security officers, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice records show. These severe shortages are taking place even as the number of minors in custody has dropped, lowering the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice’s staffing needs.
Atlanta teen charged in Gwinnett bowling alley killing

Atlanta teen charged in Gwinnett bowling alley killing

A third teenager has been arrested in the killing of Ramier Gardner outside a bowling alley, Lilburn police announced. Estefania Castro, 17, of Atlanta, has been charged with felony murder. Lilburn police believe she drove the getaway car after Gardner was shot, said Capt. Scott Bennett, a department spokesman.
Marsy’s Law: How a California woman’s murder affects Georgia’s ballot

Marsy’s Law: How a California woman’s murder affects Georgia’s ballot

She was a champion equestrian by the age of 10 and as a teenager earned money as a fashion model. But Marsalee “Marsy” Ann Nicholas was most passionate about helping others, and she planned to become a special education teacher. A jealous ex-boyfriend changed everything.
Cops: Men try to rob Gwinnett gun store by attempting to cut the power

Cops: Men try to rob Gwinnett gun store by attempting to cut the power

Gwinnett County police are looking for two men who tried to cut the power to a gun store and rob it, a department press release said. The men went to David’s Gun Room on Buford Highway in Norcross around 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 14. They’re seen on surveillance footage trying to shut off the power to the building; they were unsuccessful and broke the power meter, police said.
Man indicted for allegedly kidnapping woman, daughter from Cobb home

Man indicted for allegedly kidnapping woman, daughter from Cobb home

A man has been formally charged with kidnapping a woman and her daughter in July. Daniel Robert Green, 34, was indicted Oct. 11 on two counts of kidnapping and single counts of burglary along with child cruelty, according to court records.
Police investigating human bones found in NW Atlanta

Police investigating human bones found in NW Atlanta

Atlanta police are investigating human remains found in northwest Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. Officers found multiple bones in the 700 block of Wheeler Street, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said. She said a construction crew found skeletal remains in a heavily wooded area near a dead-end street.
Dekalb officers injured after chase through 2 counties ends in crash

Dekalb officers injured after chase through 2 counties ends in crash

Three DeKalb County police officers were injured Wednesday after a chase ended in a crash near Flat Shoals Road, a police spokesman said.  Ttwo of the officers were injured after a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy’s car crashed into them during the chase, DeKalb County police Sgt. J.D. Spencer said.
Georgia man indicted in grandmother’s shooting death

Georgia man indicted in grandmother’s shooting death

A Georgia man was indicted Wednesday in the death of his grandmother, who was shot and killed in July as he exchanged gunfire with Savannah police. The Savannah Morning News reported that Chantz Alexander Cooper faces felony murder charges following the July 27 death of his grandmother, Cynthia Ann Fields.
DeKalb teacher accused of sexually abusing sixth-grader found dead

DeKalb teacher accused of sexually abusing sixth-grader found dead

A DeKalb County School District teacher accused of sexually abusing a middle-school student was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon, police said. Zachary Meadors, 28, of Lawrenceville, was found dead in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Scenic Highway about 5:15 p.m., Gwinnett County police said in a news release.
Georgia mom in custody after allegedly taking video dunking her baby in water

Georgia mom in custody after allegedly taking video dunking her baby in water

A Georgia mother was arrested Tuesday night after a video appeared to show her repeatedly dunking her infant child in water, officials said. Laquanda Mosley, 27, was charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, cruelty to children and making terroristic threats, according to the Griffin Police Department.
Cops: Kennesaw DUI suspect who caused crash left nieces home alone

Cops: Kennesaw DUI suspect who caused crash left nieces home alone

Police thought they were dealing with a DUI suspect. As it turned out, the woman also had left two children home alone, Channel 2 Action News reported. It all began Friday night in Cobb County. "She seemed to have slurred speech,” Kennesaw police officer Scott Luther said of Kellie Hutcheson. “Her eyes were glassy. She was unstable on her feet.
‘They took my baby’: Dad mourns college freshman killed by alleged drunk driver

‘They took my baby’: Dad mourns college freshman killed by alleged drunk driver

A college freshman driving to visit home for her mother’s birthday was killed by an alleged drunk driver on Saturday in Lithonia, Channel 2 Action News reported. Kennedy Segars, 18, was a student at Alabama State University who wanted to be an attorney, her father Marvin told Channel 2. “Til’ the day I die, it will still be a pain,” Marvin Segars said.
Man charged with sexual battery after allegedly grabbing woman at Buckhead plaza

Man charged with sexual battery after allegedly grabbing woman at Buckhead plaza

A man faces a sexual battery charge after being accused of grabbing a woman’s hips while she was putting her baby in a stroller, police said. Michael Turner, a homeless man, remains in the Fulton County Jail on a $4,000 bond after the alleged Oct. 8 incident at the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center in Buckhead, Channel 2 Action News reported.
3-car crash leaves Georgia woman dead, 3 in hospital, 1 facing DUI charges

3-car crash leaves Georgia woman dead, 3 in hospital, 1 facing DUI charges

A three-vehicle accident in Hall County ended with a woman dead, another woman facing a DUI charge and three people, including a 1-year-old, in the hospital, the Georgia State Patrol said. Angela Riseden, 22, of Oakwood, was making a right turn from Valley Green Drive to Ga. 13 in her Toyota Yaris on Tuesday, GSP said in a news release.
Atlanta police seeking to ID armed robbery suspects

Atlanta police seeking to ID armed robbery suspects

Atlanta police are seeking the public’s help in identifying armed robbery suspects. About 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, officers responded to a robbery call in the 300 block of Piedmont Avenue, spokesman John Chafee said in a statement.
Georgia officer placed on leave after GBI searches residence

Georgia officer placed on leave after GBI searches residence

A northwest Georgia police officer has been put on leave after the GBI searched the officer’s residence, according to multiple reports. The GBI confirmed that its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a warrant Tuesday at a residence in Rossville, about 110 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s crew wanted after alleged attack in Buckhead

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s crew wanted after alleged attack in Buckhead

Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s crew are wanted by police in connection with an alleged attack on an actor in Buckhead last month. The Atlanta Police Department confirmed Wednesday that battery warrants were obtained for Brandon Allen, 28, John Cappellety, 24, and Lamar Reed, 42. The men allegedly beat up Gabriel “G-Rod” Rodriguez on Sept.
UPDATE: Man shot, killed at DeKalb apartment complex

UPDATE: Man shot, killed at DeKalb apartment complex

A man was shot and killed in DeKalb County Tuesday evening, police said. The shooting happened at an apartment complex in the 2800 block of Misty Waters Drive near Candler Road about 7:15 p.m., DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. J.D. Spencer told AJC.com. The victim was found in the parking lot at the Spring Valley Apartments and pronounced dead at the scene.
Cops: Man grabs sandwich after stealing $100 from Gwinnett Subway

Cops: Man grabs sandwich after stealing $100 from Gwinnett Subway

A man jumped the counter and robbed a Subway shop in Norcross, snagging a sandwich on his way out, Gwinnett County police said. Zachary P. Miller, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning in Knox County, Tennessee. He has multiple warrants in Tennessee and several Georgia jurisdictions, Gwinnett County police said.
Georgia woman charged in father’s shooting death

Georgia woman charged in father’s shooting death

A northwest Georgia woman has been charged with killing her father after investigators found him shot multiple times in their house, authorities said. About 1 a.m. Sunday, Whitfield County deputies found Hannah Henderson, 25, standing in the driveway of a home in the 4000 block of South Dixie Highway, the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report.
3 charged after babies found in house with pot smoke, cops say

3 charged after babies found in house with pot smoke, cops say

Three parents from Coweta County have been charged with reckless conduct after two babies were found in a room filled with marijuana smoke, authorities said.   Newnan police officers found the 3-month-old children in a bedroom of a house on Spence Street where marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found, police said.
94-year-old Atlanta woman allegedly punched repeatedly in ‘brutal assault’

94-year-old Atlanta woman allegedly punched repeatedly in ‘brutal assault’

An Atlanta man is in jail on allegations he attacked a 94-year-old woman in her East Lake home, according to police records. Reginald Pass was charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older following the alleged Sept. 30 attack. Pass was held on $15,000 bond and has not been released from the DeKalb County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.
Cops: Ex-employee threatened Kroger workers if he didn’t get final paycheck

Cops: Ex-employee threatened Kroger workers if he didn’t get final paycheck

A former Kroger employee in Alpharetta is accused of calling the store and threatening to kill everyone inside if he didn’t receive his final paycheck, police said. Demarious Merkerson allegedly complained that his last paycheck didn’t come quickly enough after he lost his job at the grocery store located at 12460 Crabapple Road, police told Channel 2 Action News.
DeKalb school bus drivers’ cars broken into during their afternoon routes

DeKalb school bus drivers’ cars broken into during their afternoon routes

More than a dozen cars belonging to DeKalb County school bus drivers were broken into while the employees were out on their afternoon routes Monday. Thieves broke into about 16 cars at Buck Godfrey Stadium in Decatur, according to Channel 2 Action News. One of the vehicles belonged to Charles Lowe.
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