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NEW DETAILS: Argument over Walmart parking space leaves 1 dead; suspect ID’d

NEW DETAILS: Argument over Walmart parking space leaves 1 dead; suspect ID’d

An argument over a parking space turned deadly Sunday night outside a crowded metro Atlanta Walmart, Channel 2 Action News reported.  A man was fatally shot about 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart on Scenic Highway in Snellville. Police arrested Troy Dennis Hunte, 27, of Grayson, on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, according to the news station. Authorities have not identified the...
UPDATE: GSU police, man exchange gunfire hours before classes begin

UPDATE: GSU police, man exchange gunfire hours before classes begin

Georgia State University police are investigating an overnight shooting on the downtown Atlanta campus as thousands of students are preparing for the first day of classes. Four officers responded to suspected drug activity in a stairwell in the parking deck of the University Commons housing complex about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, university police Chief Joseph P. Spillane said early Monday in a statement...
Crews searching for woman who went missing on Georgia lake 

Crews searching for woman who went missing on Georgia lake 

The search resumed Sunday for a 24-year-old woman who went missing while kayaking in Troup County. “The search for Maranda Whitten continues this morning,” sheriff’s officials said in a Facebook post.  Whitten, of Valley, Ala., was last seen Friday afternoon. Officials said she was on a family camping trip at Shaefer Heard Park when she disappeared while kayaking on West Point...
‘Chaotic’ robbery, shooting at Cobb apartments; 3 arrested

‘Chaotic’ robbery, shooting at Cobb apartments; 3 arrested

In what police called a “chaotic scene,” three people were arrested after an armed robbery and shootout at a Cobb County apartment complex. About 30 shots were fired, Channel 2 Action News reported. Vehicles and an apartment not associated with the incident were damaged, according to authorities. About 5:20 p.m. Saturday, police responded to WestHaven  Apartments at 3100 Paces Station...
GBI IDs man shot, killed by Atlanta officers

GBI IDs man shot, killed by Atlanta officers

A gun found near the man who was shot and killed by Atlanta officers “appeared to have been discharged,” the GBI said Sunday. The man was identified as Jeremiah Perdue, 33, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in a statement. About 4:37 a.m., officers went to the area of the 1000 block of Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta in response to  a 911 call, the GBI said. A person...
California man arrested with 67 kilos of cocaine in car on I-85, GSP says

California man arrested with 67 kilos of cocaine in car on I-85, GSP says

A California man wanted on drug charges was arrested after authorities found 67 kilos of cocaine in his car on I-85 in Coweta County, according to a police report.  Carlos Miguel Montelongo-Guzman, 32, remains in jail without bond on charges of trafficking cocaine, speeding and following too closely, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said.  A Georgia State Patrol trooper pulled...
Gwinnett dog sellers say they were ripped off — but now they face felonies

Gwinnett dog sellers say they were ripped off — but now they face felonies

A Gwinnett County woman and her father said they were shortchanged when they sold a puppy to a stranger.  They now face felony charges for taking matters into their own hands, Channel 2 Action News reported. Jessica Joppa told Channel 2 she was shorted about $700 when she sold the last of her five Siberian Husky puppies Wednesday. “She threw my puppy into her vehicle ... and like I&rsquo...
Cops: Drunken Atlanta man had kids in car when he slammed into police car 

Cops: Drunken Atlanta man had kids in car when he slammed into police car 

An Atlanta man faces more than a dozen charges after he led Cobb County police on a chase with two children in the back seat of his car, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Police initially attempted to pull over Alhagi Jagne on South Cobb Drive on Thursday afternoon for driving with a suspended license, Channel 2 reported. But police said he refused to stop and sped through a Smyrna neighborhood...
Florida airport shooter gets life for killing Marietta woman, 4 others

Florida airport shooter gets life for killing Marietta woman, 4 others

The man who opened fire at a South Florida airport early last year, killing five people including a Marietta woman, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ordered Esteban Santiago to serve five consecutive life sentences, with 120 additional years to serve for the other six people injured in the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. RELATED COVERAGE...
Second tattoo released of woman found dismembered in landfill; tip line created

Second tattoo released of woman found dismembered in landfill; tip line created

After a woman’s dismembered body was dumped at a recycling plant last week and later found at a Bartow County landfill, authorities are asking anyone who was at the Cedar Creek Collection Center on Saturday afternoon to give the sheriff’s office a call.  Hundreds of tips flooded the sheriff’s office in the two days since authorities released a sketch of the...
Woman hits 3 vehicles on busy Peachtree Street following chase, GSP says

Woman hits 3 vehicles on busy Peachtree Street following chase, GSP says

A woman pulled over by Capitol police Friday morning led authorities on a chase through East Point and downtown Atlanta before hitting three vehicles on busy Peachtree Street, the Georgia State Patrol said. Authorities initially stopped Ashlea Baumann, 38, of Snellville, about 9 a.m. on Northside Drive near Markham Street for a tag infraction, according to the GSP.  After a “brief encounter&rdquo...
Gwinnett police — slowly — rolling out body-worn cameras

Gwinnett police — slowly — rolling out body-worn cameras

The Gwinnett County Police Department continues to slowly roll out body cameras for its officers. It will likely take another six months or so for the department to be covered as planned, a department spokeswoman said this week. At that point, it will have been nearly two years since the controversial traffic stop that helped spark a fresh push for the devices at one of metro Atlanta’s...
WATCH: Video shows argument, shooting at Atlanta gas station; man struck in calf

WATCH: Video shows argument, shooting at Atlanta gas station; man struck in calf

Atlanta police released surveillance footage Friday afternoon of a man being shot at a southeast Atlanta gas station early Friday. The shooting at the Chevron station at 1981 Flat Shoals Road reportedly started with a dispute between the victim and a woman just after 12:30 a.m., according to an incident report. But police said it was her male companion who pulled the trigger. The woman and the shooter...
Cobb couple accused of hiding $400K of heroin in child’s bedroom

Cobb couple accused of hiding $400K of heroin in child’s bedroom

A Cobb County couple faces drug and reckless conduct charges after police say they kept nearly 8 kilos of heroin in their 2-year-old child’s bedroom. The drugs are worth $400,000, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Police told the news station the couple, Reyna Velez-Romero and Juan DeJesus Torres, ran the heroin operation out of their Austell home as part of an alleged drug...
Coroner confirms Atlanta airport employee was killed, then dumped in river 

Coroner confirms Atlanta airport employee was killed, then dumped in river 

The Newton County coroner on Thursday confirmed that Shanequa Sullivan, an Atlanta airport employee whose body was found in a river nearly 40 miles from her job, died of “homicidal violence” before she was dumped.  But exactly how Sullivan was killed has not been released.  It’s yet another mystery in the months-long investigation into the 23-year-old’s death...
Gunshot from above leaves Gwinnett family shaken

Gunshot from above leaves Gwinnett family shaken

A Gwinnett County family only needs to look up to get a fearful reminder of a shooting that “hit home,” according to Channel 2 Action News. A gunshot in an upstairs apartment at the Amber Mill complex in Duluth ripped through their ceiling, inches from where Crystal Rios and her stepmother were sitting. “I was over there sitting, relaxing in that bed when I heard the gunshots...
Man gets life in shooting death of victim in front of son

Man gets life in shooting death of victim in front of son

A man received a life sentence Thursday after he was convicted for his role in the deadly shooting of a man in front of his 15-year-old son. Marquis Lejon Studivant was found guilty of felony murder in the April 2017 death of Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, according to the Hall County Superior Court clerk’s office. The incident on Carlton Street was drug-related, Gainesville police said. MORE: ...
Dog killed during apparent burglary at Coweta County home 

Dog killed during apparent burglary at Coweta County home 

Cardina Bock-Martinez last saw her dog when she took him outside her Newnan home and placed him near the basement door early Aug. 8.  By the time she returned home about 3:45 p.m., her children found the dog lying in the basement floor, “not moving much,” the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said in an incident report.  Not long after they got the dog to the veterinarian...
As opioid deaths rise, metro Atlanta searches for solutions

As opioid deaths rise, metro Atlanta searches for solutions

A large crowd watched as the man collapsed on a stage in Decatur, acting as if he’d just overdosed on opioids. He shut his eyes, splayed his arms and stuck a bent knee out to his side. Dr. Daniel Knecht guided the crowd through how to help him: Try to get him to wake up. If that doesn’t work, check to see if he is breathing. Rub his sternum with your knuckles. And if he doesn’t respond...
Move could raise cost of I-85 toll lanes beginning next week

Move could raise cost of I-85 toll lanes beginning next week

State transportation officials have eliminated toll limits on Georgia express lanes – a move that could raise the cost to use the I-85 lanes beginning next week. Earlier this month, the State Road and Tollway Authority repealed restrictions on toll charges, previously set at a maximum of $13.95 to drive the I-85 lanes in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. It also repealed the 90-cent-per-mile...
Judge calls molester of 4 girls a ‘predator with a dark soul,’ sentences him to 60 years

Judge calls molester of 4 girls a ‘predator with a dark soul,’ sentences him to 60 years

A 65-year-old Marietta man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of nine counts of child molestation involving four young girls, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.  In court Thursday morning, Cobb Superior Court Judge Ann Harris called Gustodio Arellano “an opportunistic predator with a dark soul” and handed down a...
Tractor hits, kills man at Norfolk Southern rail yard in Cobb

Tractor hits, kills man at Norfolk Southern rail yard in Cobb

A 31-year-old man was killed early Thursday when a tractor driver hit him in the Norfolk Southern rail yard, Cobb County police said. Jesse Maxwell of Dallas was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell after the incident, which happened shortly after 12:15 a.m., Cobb Officer Sarah O’Hara said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The tractor driver, 58-year-old Lavoyd Pete of Hiram, was...
2 inmates use drainpipe to escape from Georgia jail, officials say

2 inmates use drainpipe to escape from Georgia jail, officials say

Two inmates used a drainpipe to escape late Wednesday from the Troup County Jail, the sheriff’s office said. Security camera images showed Thomas Christopher Cuddington and Eric Calvin Bell, both 28, “climbing down from a drain pipe” at the front of the sheriff’s office about 10:59 p.m., sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said Thursday in a statement. The inmates...
GBI: Father runs from car as police find baby dead inside

GBI: Father runs from car as police find baby dead inside

A father was arrested after he fled a traffic stop, leaving authorities to find his 10-month-old daughter dead in the back seat of the car.  Cameron Ramon Reese, 22, faces charges of aggravated assault and concealing the death of another after he ran from police during a traffic stop early Wednesday in Greenville, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.  Reese was keeping the child at his Greenville...
Suspect arrested, accused of killing man found in shopping cart

Suspect arrested, accused of killing man found in shopping cart

A man accused of killing a man found in a shopping cart last month was arrested Wednesday, Atlanta police and jail records confirmed.  Details on Landus McBride’s arrest were not released.  Atlanta police identified McBride, 42, of Atlanta, earlier this week in the death of Thomas Hall.  RELATED: Police ID suspect accused of killing man found in shopping cart Hall, 38...
Couple arrested, accused in $65K thefts at Athens middle school  

Couple arrested, accused in $65K thefts at Athens middle school  

A man and woman accused of pilfering more than $65,000 in copper and supplies from an Athens middle school were arrested at a motel in Banks County, officials confirmed Monday.  Eric Aguilar and Sierra Yuhas, both 28, were pulling out of the Comfort Inn on Devils Pond Road in Crawford when Banks County sheriff’s deputies arrested them on outstanding warrants in the thefts at W.E. Coile...
4 arrested after 4-year-old boy left in day care van

4 arrested after 4-year-old boy left in day care van

Four people associated with a church day care in southwest Atlanta were arrested after a 4-year-old boy was left in a hot van, Channel 2 Action News reported. A neighbor found the boy in the Evelyn Redmond Christian Academy van July 2 after she heard someone honking the horn, police said in the incident report. She thought it might have been the driver trying to get someone’s attention. But...
Sheriff says body found in landfill was cut into ‘numerous pieces’

Sheriff says body found in landfill was cut into ‘numerous pieces’

The body of a woman found in a Bartow County landfill was cut into “numerous pieces,” Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said at a news conference Wednesday.  “I’ve been doing this 35 years and I’ve never seen something like this before,” he said.  The pieces were packed into individual bags and placed in a container at the Cedar Creek Collection Center...
Man arrested after shootings outside apartment complex, home 

Man arrested after shootings outside apartment complex, home 

Police have arrested a man who opened fire at two separate locations within a span of three hours, officials said.  Authorities connected Johntavious King to both shootings after he was found in an SUV seen at both crime scenes, according to Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez.  Police were initially called to an Oak Hill Drive apartment complex. Multiple 911 callers...
Cops say man accused of deadly Gwinnett home invasion tied to other alleged crimes

Cops say man accused of deadly Gwinnett home invasion tied to other alleged crimes

Police have arrested a Conyers man on murder charges in connection with a deadly home invasion near Snellville. Terrence Darnell Lee, 32, was arrested Thursday. According to a Gwinnett County police news release, he faces multiple charges in the Aug. 2 death of 27-year-old Kemar Hawkins, including home invasion, aggravated assault and felony murder.  Hawkins was found shot inside a home in...
Police respond to robbery, open fire on man in Midtown  

Police respond to robbery, open fire on man in Midtown  

A stretch of Peachtree Street in Midtown is back open after gunfire erupted overnight. Atlanta police responded to a pedestrian robbery just before 9 p.m. Tuesday and encountered a man who matched the description of the robber at Peachtree and 8th streets, Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com in an emailed statement. Police fired once in his direction after he pulled out an object “perceived...
Group on scooters confronts, shoots man in downtown Atlanta

Group on scooters confronts, shoots man in downtown Atlanta

Police are looking for a group of four who left behind scooters and a bicycle after a shooting Tuesday on a busy downtown Atlanta street, Channel 2 Action News reported. The four confronted the 21-year-old victim outside the Yumm Teriyaki restaurant on Peachtree Street about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police told the news station. The man was shot multiple times and ran nearly two blocks down Martin...
Battery suspect found dead in ravine after SWAT called to Hall County home

Battery suspect found dead in ravine after SWAT called to Hall County home

A man wanted on battery charges in a domestic incident was found dead in a ravine near a Gainesville home Tuesday, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.  Leonardo Jimenez was found in the 4000 block of Stephens Road with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Hall County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ware said.  Deputies went to the home about 3:45 p.m. to serve...
Cops: Woman faces felonies for ‘prank’ where she impersonated officer in Gwinnett

Cops: Woman faces felonies for ‘prank’ where she impersonated officer in Gwinnett

A woman is accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling over four people near Norcross, Channel 2 Action News reported. Quitina Helms, 38, of Gainesville, allegedly wore a shirt with the word “Police” on the front and back and stopped a car near Jimmy Carter Boulevard early Sunday, Gwinnett County police told Channel 2. “She shined a light inside the vehicles,&rdquo...
Naked truth: Cops say man wore only shoes, socks during liquor store break-in

Naked truth: Cops say man wore only shoes, socks during liquor store break-in

It’s nothing new for police in Cumming to see Charley Wyatt naked in public. Last week, he was seen walking along a road in front of a liquor store called Beverage World without clothing, according to Channel 2 Action News. Early Monday, someone used a hammer to smash into the store, police said. And when investigators looked at surveillance video, they saw a man wearing only shoes and socks...
3 arrested in $100K home invasion, robbery

3 arrested in $100K home invasion, robbery

Three people have been arrested in connection with a January home invasion and robbery in Hall County in which $100,000 in cash was taken, a sheriff’s official said. Amanda Ashley Tyson, 33, and James Glenn Tyson, 36, both of Lula, were arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware said...
N.M. governor against bond for Atlanta-area family in ‘extremist’ case

N.M. governor against bond for Atlanta-area family in ‘extremist’ case

Susana Martinez, the Republican governor of New Mexico, is upset by a judge’s decision to grant bond to five suspects with Atlanta ties accused of using a desert compound to train their children for violence.  “Unfortunately, it highlights how extreme the New Mexico Supreme Court has been in dictating pretrial release for all kinds of dangerous criminals,” she said in a statement...
Alpharetta cops: Couple had kids along while shoplifting

Alpharetta cops: Couple had kids along while shoplifting

Two parents who allegedly shoplifted at North Point Mall in Alpharetta almost let their children go into state custody when police got involved, Channel 2 Action News reported. Police questioned Carlos Lozano after Macy’s officials observed him and his wife, Flor Poveda, in the store, Channel 2 reported. "We were originally watching a woman and the woman would select the merchandise and...
3-year-old Georgia boy left alone in car for 3 hours

3-year-old Georgia boy left alone in car for 3 hours

A 3-year-old boy was taken to a hospital Monday night after his mother left him unattended in her car for about three hours, Hall County sheriff’s officials said. The boy is in stable condition, sheriff’s spokesman Derreck Booth said in a statement. The woman, who called 911 about 8 p.m., said she dropped off her two other children at their grandmother’s home, and the boy apparently...
Police dog stabbed during hunt for murder suspect is home from hospital

Police dog stabbed during hunt for murder suspect is home from hospital

A police dog stabbed during a manhunt for a Clayton County murder suspect has been released from the hospital. Odin “is now at home resting,” Clayton County police tweeted Monday night. The dog was stabbed in the neck and jaw Sunday after he found the man who allegedly shot his live-in girlfriend multiple times. The suspect, Randy Bernard Young, is now in custody. The woman Young...
4 sought for questioning in Midtown murder

4 sought for questioning in Midtown murder

Two weeks after a man was found shot to death in a home near Piedmont Park, Atlanta police released photos of four people they would like to interview about the case. Antonio Evans, 42, Maranda Hobby, 33, Leslie Myhand, 28, and Tiffany Price, 23, “may have information that would help further this investigation” into the death of Christopher Morris, police spokesman Sgt. John Chafee said...
Man arrested after 17-car theft at three Roswell dealerships, cops say 

Man arrested after 17-car theft at three Roswell dealerships, cops say 

A man was arrested after 17 vehicles were stolen from three Roswell dealerships within the past week, Channel 2 Action News reported.  Antonio McCrary remained in the Fulton County jail Monday on burglary charges. Roswell police believe there are others connected to the crime.  The latest car thefts occurred Aug. 6 at Used Imports Auto Dealerships, where ten cars were stolen. The officer...
4 members of Sinaloa drug cartel sentenced to prison in narcotics bust

4 members of Sinaloa drug cartel sentenced to prison in narcotics bust

More than a year after a drug bust yielded the arrests of four members of the Sinaloa drug cartel, a jury found them guilty of various drug charges, according to a release from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.  Martin Cuellor Lopez, Fidel Ayala-Agurrie, Jorge Arreola-Camarena, and Jose Arreola- Camarena were sentenced Friday to a combined 75 years in prison, Douglas district...
Teen accused in crash that killed friend: ‘I honestly wish it was me instead of her’

Teen accused in crash that killed friend: ‘I honestly wish it was me instead of her’

Like a few of their peers, Cristina Pavon-Baker and Makayla Penn skipped school and went to the mall.  The duo were participating in senior skip day and, according to Channel 2 Action News, planned on shopping for bathing suits at Southlake Mall.  But they never made it.  Pavon-Baker’s car wrecked on I-75 North at the Jonesboro Road, killing 18-year-old Penn.  RELATED...
Men sought in rape, double stabbing at same Henry County mobile home park

Men sought in rape, double stabbing at same Henry County mobile home park

Henry County police are looking for two men in connection with two separate crimes at the same mobile home park. In the first incident on July 4, a man who goes by “Carlos” allegedly raped an underage girl at an Audubon Estates residence in the 200 block of South Willow Lane in McDonough. Police said he told the girl he was 23 years old before raping her. Authorities posted stills...
Uber driver beaten, carjacked: ‘This is my car now’

Uber driver beaten, carjacked: ‘This is my car now’

An Uber driver was beaten, pepper-sprayed and carjacked by two women she said she picked up, Atlanta police said Monday. Cricket Diggs, a Cobb County resident, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment after police found her “laying on the ground, bleeding” Saturday morning in the 1500 block of Langston Avenue, according to the police report. Diggs told police she picked up...
Bartow sanitation worker finds body part in landfill; autopsy underway 

Bartow sanitation worker finds body part in landfill; autopsy underway 

A Bartow County sanitation worker found a dismembered body part at a landfill Monday afternoon, sheriff’s officials said in a news release.  The worker found the body part while dumping a compact container at the landfill, located in the 40 block of Allatoona Dam Road near Emerson, Bartow County sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said.   The GBI’s Medical Examiner&rsquo...
Gang member gets life in deadly 2016 drive-by shooting

Gang member gets life in deadly 2016 drive-by shooting

A 23-year-old gang member was sentenced to life in prison, more than two years after he sprayed a car with bullets, killed a teen and injured a man in southeast Atlanta. According to prosecutors, Deqaveon Malcolm and fellow gang member Jamon Freeman pulled alongside a white Nissan Altima stopped at the intersection of Sawtell Avenue and Jonesboro Road on April 7, 2016, and opened fire. MORE...
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