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Armed robbery suspect killed in police shootout

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Police say a suspect committed an armed robbery at a Kroger on the 8000 block of Holocomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek.

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Woman fatally shot during domestic disturbance in Rockdale County

Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office
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A woman is dead following a fatal shooting during a domestic dispute in Conyers on Sunday.

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Gwinnett Co. SWAT standoff ends in suicide

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At 7:15 a.m. the shooter turned a handgun on himself as police closed in on him near Old Norcross-Tucker Road.

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Suspect who stole vehicle, dumped kids on side of road denied bond Video included

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A man and a 16 year-old juvenile, both suspected of stealing a vehicle with two children inside, are in police custody after being arrested in Clayton County.

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Woman caught on surveillance using stolen ID to cash check

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Dawson County authorities are searching for a female suspect caught on surveillance trying to cash a check with a stolen ID. 

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DeKalb County Police investigating fatal shooting on Golf Vista Circle

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DeKalb County police officers are on the scene of a fatal shooting in the 4500 block of Golf Vista Circle. 

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GCPD needs your help to identify alleged theft suspects

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The Gwinnett County Police Dept. is asking for the public’s help to identify alleged suspects in a recent theft.

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Athens-Clarke Co. Police investigating drive-by shooting

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Athens-Clarke County police officers are investigating after a house was damaged in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning.

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Fugitive on Clayton County's 10 most wanted for murder arrested on Tuesday

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Detectives has obtained a warrant for Jones arrest following the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jalen Camron.

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Woman charged with leaving children in vehicle at Home Depot

Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
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A woman is facing charges after she allegedly left her small children inside a cold vehicle while she shopped at a Home Depot location in Atlanta.

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Police: Elderly were starved, injected with medicine, and victims of fraud

Michelle Oliver, Harold Hunt, Cynthia Riley (Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation) Michelle Oliver, Harold Hunt, Cynthia Riley (Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
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The three individuals were charged in a 17-count indictment including violations of the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act and neglect to a disabled adult, elder person, or resident. 

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Victim identified in Gwinnett Co. homicide

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Police are investigating a homicide in Gwinnett County. The incident occurred on Rockbridge Court and Jimmy Cater Blvd.

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Police: Man shot in southwest Atlanta residential area

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Authorities say a male victim was shot multiple times in the back.

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Proclaimed "credit-fixer" bilks several at synagogue out of cash

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Police are warning people about a scam involving a con man who is allegedly ripping people off of thousands of dollars, all under the guise of fixing their credit. 

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One fatally shot, another jumps out window to escape gunfire

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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One man is dead and another is recovering after a fatal shooting at a home in Gwinnett County on Sunday. 

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Man steals cash register drawer at gunpoint from McDonald’s drive-thru window in DeKalb Co.

(Source: DeKalb County Police Department) (Source: DeKalb County Police Department)
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The suspect whose face was covered, wore gloves, and was armed with a silver handgun. 

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Second suspect charged with murder in fatal robbery at Barcelona Wine Bar

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The suspect Carlous Bailey, 20, is charged with murder and armed robbery.

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Fight at Lenox Mall caught on camera

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Several people were involved in a fight at Lenox Mall in Buckhead on Sunday and it was all caught on camera. 

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Man suspected of robbing, carjacking elderly woman

Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
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Police are trying to track down a man accused of robbing and carjacking a 91 year-old woman at her home in Midtown. 

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Authorities believe non-custodial parent who kidnapped child now in Georgia

Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
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Athens-Clarke County Police wants the public to be on the lookout for a child who was abducted by her mother and possibly brought to Georgia from Illinois.

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Robbers target elderly residents in Buckhead Video included

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Robbers are targeting older people in Atlanta's Buckhead's neighborhood and Atlanta Police say those robbers are still on the run. 

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Campus police, law enforcement investigating shots fired near Mercer University's Macon campus Wednesday night Video included

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Mercer University released a statement on Thursday detailing an incident that took place near the university's Macon campus late Wednesday night. 

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Surveillance photos released of man accused of stealing $25K from victim's account

Source: Crimes Stoppers Greater Atlanta Source: Crimes Stoppers Greater Atlanta
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Investigators need help locating a man they say has withdrawn thousands from a victim's account at various Bank of America branches across Hall County. 

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DeKalb County mother wanted for murder of infant Video included

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The U.S. Marshal's Service is searching for two fugitives out of DeKalb County, one wanted for the murder of her own child.

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Man dies days after officer involved shooting

(Source: Atlanta Police Department) (Source: Atlanta Police Department)
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A man is dead, days after he was involved in a shooting at a home on December 28.

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Woman smashes car window, steals victim's purse

Source: Peachtree City Police via Facebook Source: Peachtree City Police via Facebook
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Peachtree City Police have released video of a woman they say smashed out the car window of a victim then stole a purse from inside the vehicle. 

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Man accused of attempted abduction of 3-year-old arrested

Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
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Authorities arrested a man they say attempted to abduct a child from a Barnes and Nobles bookstore in Forsyth County. 

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Arrests made in connection to Duluth restaurant fire

Delilah Marie Smith, 57, and Jerome Walker, 46. (Source: Gwinnett County Fire Services) Delilah Marie Smith, 57, and Jerome Walker, 46. (Source: Gwinnett County Fire Services)
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Smith’s restaurant went up in flames on Jan. 2 at it’s location on the 2800 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard NW.

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Man stabbed in face

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Police say a male victim was stabbed in the face on the 900 block of Parsons Street SW.

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Man shot multiple times, gunman on the loose

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Investigators say the suspect fled the scene on foot. A motive is not known at the time. 

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"Pink Pants" robber captured in South Carolina

(Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)
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On Saturday morning the U.S. Marshall’s captured Marvin Lee Jenkins in South Carolina.

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Father charged after death of 3-month-old child

Jacob Picklesimer (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office) Jacob Picklesimer (Source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)
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Police say a father has been charged with cruelty to children after the death of his 3-month-old child in Forsyth County.

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Hall County man arrested, charged with two counts of child molestation

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An 18-year-old Hall County man was arrested on Dec. 30, 2017 and charged with two counts of child molestation.

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Police capture escaped Lamar County inmate in South Carolina

Source: North Augusta PD Source: North Augusta PD
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A three-day man hunt for escaped inmate Christopher Carroll came to an end on Saturday when North Augusta officers captured him near a business in South Carolina.

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East Atlanta stolen car suspect in critical condition after self-inflicted gunshot wound

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A suspect is in critical condition after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound while running from police on Sunday.  

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Police: 70 arrested, ongoing drug investigation

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The Cartersville Police Department has 70 individuals in custody after officers responded to a shots fired call on Sunday.

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Four suspects arrested for robbery in Cherokee County

Njoroge Kabibi (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Njoroge Kabibi (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
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Police say on Dec, 28 the four men asked the victim to make change when his wallet was knocked from his hands and onto the ground.

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Greenbriar Mall shooting, man in critical condition

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Police say the suspect attempted to rob the 19-year-old victim as he left the food court and got into his car. 

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Arrest made in gun store burglary

(Source: Fayette County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Fayette County Sheriff's Office)
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Police have arrested five people accused of stealing guns from a Dick's Sporting Goods in Fayette County. 

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Gainesville man arrested for transaction card fraud

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Jonathan Bernard King used a financial transaction card at a location in the 900 Block of Gainesville Highway on five occasions, without authority or consent from the victim in this case. 

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5 arrested in Dick's Sporting Goods gun burglary

Brandon Wallace, Trevion Hinesman, Daevon Speller, Dante Stubbs, Terrance Coffil (Source: Fayetteville PD) Brandon Wallace, Trevion Hinesman, Daevon Speller, Dante Stubbs, Terrance Coffil (Source: Fayetteville PD)
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Five men have been arrested in connection to a gun burglary at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Fayetteville.

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Couple swindles thousands of dollars from elderly man

(Source: Johns Creek Police Department) (Source: Johns Creek Police Department)
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Video surveillance shows both suspects exiting a store where the elderly man purchased them a PlayStation 4 console. 

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Woman attacks man with knife on Christmas Day

(Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office say Crystal Martinez cut an adult male on the back of his neck with a knife.

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Child unharmed after being found in backseat of stolen vehicle Video included

Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
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The mother of a three year-old child is being charged after she left her child in a running vehicle that was stolen from an Atlanta laundromat Wednesday night. 

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Man robbed, carjacked at Atlanta gas station

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A man is lucky to be alive after he was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint at a Atlanta gas station early Wednesday morning. 

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Two teens shot, gunman on the loose

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Two teens are in the hospital after being shot Tuesday evening in South Fulton.

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Fatal vehicle collision claims teenager's life

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Georgia State Patrol Trooper Cal Barton says 34-year-old Jasmine Chandler was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe with four passengers including the deceased teen.

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Failed robbery lands man in jail

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The Breman Police Department say a black male wearing a ski mask entered the auto parts store Tuesday morning and forced employees into the office at gun point. 

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Cold case suspect in Tucson slayings found in Atlanta

A Tucson man wanted in two separate killings is in custody after evading capture for 13 years.

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Law enforcement officers among 5 charged in connection to murder from 1983

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A 34-year-old cold case was busted wide open when five people were charged in connection to a brutal murder from 1983. 

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Graffiti suspect charged with multiple felonies

William Alexander Carswell | Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office William Alexander Carswell | Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
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William Carswell faces one county criminal damage, fourteen counts of criminal interference with government property, and one count of criminal trespass damage. 

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Man in custody accused of four smash and grab robberies

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Hall County investigators have arrested a man they said is responsible for four smash and grab robberies in 2016.

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Teen arrested for child molestation in Hall County

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Brandon Daniel, 17, is accused of sexually molesting a juvenile female child between August 2016 and August 2017.

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Judge sentences man accused of robbing multiple CVS pharmacies

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Kelvonne Charleston, 38, was sentenced by a judge to 15 years, eight months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. 

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Georgia

A transgender who was woman shot just outside Atlanta has died.

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Georgia man faces child porn charges in Alabama, Georgia

A Georgia man accused of sending child pornography to an undercover officer in Alabama has been arrested as part of a joint investigation.

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Woman's phone stolen from purse at bar in Buckhead

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Thieves are stealing iPhones right out of women's purses. It's happening more often at bars in Buckhead, but these same criminals could target you anytime and anywhere.

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Notorious shoplifter Doris Payne arrested again

Source: Chamblee Police Source: Chamblee Police
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Notorious international jewel thief Doris Payne, who has been a suspect in several shoplifting incidents dating back to the 1950s, is in trouble again. 

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Man sentenced 30 years for deadly McDonough robbery

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Quincy Bailey, 21, entered guilty pleas in Henry County Superior Court to charges of voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery in the death of James "KT" Cleveland. 

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18-year-old charged with murder after fatal shooting in Atlanta

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Police say an 18-year-old has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old in Atlanta Friday. 

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Police: Suspected burglar caught trying to rob another store

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Police say a fugitive wanted for a string of burglaries was actually caught Friday while trying to rob another store.

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Police: Burglary suspects use crow bar to break into businesses

Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office Source: Newton County Sheriff's Office
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Officials say the suspects made entry into the businesses June 26 and June 27 by using a crowbar to smash the front doors. 

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Daycare provider to spend 15 years in jail after toddler was injured in care

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Evelyn Bruce-Mighty, 59, a former daycare owner convicted on charges of aggravated battery and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree in January will spend 15 years in jail.

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Paulding County authorities investigate Holly Springs Rd. homicide

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police in Paulding County are investigating what happened when a man was targeted and shot while riding his motorcycle in Rockmart. 

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Addictive post: Police say men advertised heroin on Facebook

Federal prosecutors say four men who advertised heroin for sale on Facebook have been convicted of conspiracy to deal drugs in Atlanta.

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16-year-old shot, killed at apartment complex

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Fulton County Police are investigating after a teen was shot and killed Monday afternoon. 

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Authorities: Macon teen shoots 7-year-old in the head

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Authorities are searching for a teenager who they say shot a 7-year-old boy in the head in Bibb County.

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Family of father killed in front of daughter gets justice

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Jamal Chandler, 30, and Andreas Perkins, 20, were found guilty of murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and cruelty to children. 

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Police: Woman's ex-husband shoots, kills current boyfriend

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One man is dead and another man is in police custody following a dispute over a woman in Athens. 

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Dead body found behind shopping center in Dalton

Source: Dalton Police Department via Facebook Source: Dalton Police Department via Facebook
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Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Colin Chavez Shropshire. He was last seen at the Cliffs Apartments Friday night. 

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Police: Man shot in face at 80-year-old birthday party

Starlin Bernard Johnson | Source: Conyers Police Department Starlin Bernard Johnson | Source: Conyers Police Department
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The man accused of shooting another man in the face at a house party in Conyers is now in custody at the Rockdale County Jail without bond. 

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Footprint impression connects defendant to crime

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A Fulton County Superior Court Judge sentenced a man to life in prison plus five years for a 2014 murder and armed robbery. 

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Atlanta man found guilty of murder of college student

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison plus five year for his role in the death of 23-year-old college student Tekeenen Williams in Fulton County.

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Woman stabbed in chest during altercation

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A woman is currently listed in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following a stabbing incident in Athens.

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Man kicks victim, steals car during robbery

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Cobb County Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Vicious Sounds Car Audio in Marietta. 

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Wrong-way driver sentenced to 15 years

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Dezmar Gilbert, 41, was sentenced to 15 years with 10 years to serve in prison by a Henry County Superior Court judge. 

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Victim's brother, along with another suspect arrested in connection to death of Roswell teen

Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department Jahmal Samuel and Jordan Williams were arrested in connection to the death of Kobe Williams. Source: Roswell Police Department
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Police have arrested two people for the murder of 17-year-old Kobe Williams who was killed February 7.

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Victim says 3 armed men stole electronics, marijuana during home invasion

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According to the victim, three unknown men kicked in his door and stole is XBOX, PS4, $100 worth of marijuana, and his cell phone. One of the men was armed with an AR style rifle. 

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2 in custody after armed robbery Dollar General

Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Marques Johnson and Thomas Robinson Jr. were arrested for an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Hall County. Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Two suspects are now in custody following an armed robbery in Hall County. 

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Man wanted for double murder turns himself into custody

Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office
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Police issued a warrant for Deanthony Ealey, 23, in connection to the death of two people in a parking lot of a Walmart in the 7000 block of Highway 85. 

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3 arrested after police witness them breaking into car

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Three people have been arrested in connection to a car break-in on Fountainhead Lane. 

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6 indicted for burglarizing gun stores, trafficking firearms

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Authorities say Devonnaire Coffey, Darryle Butler, Bilal Maxey, Natasha Turner, Asia Keith, and Prather Abrams are responsible for multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred at stores in McDonough, and Canton, Georgia, Charlotte and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Georgia man convicted of murder in go-go dancer's slaying

A Georgia man has been convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a go-go dancer he met at a New Jersey bar.

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Man sentenced to 11 years for armed carjacking

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According to authorities,Dontrail Xavier Roundtree stole a car at gunpoint at a gas station, led police on a high-speed chase, tried to flee after crashing the stolen vehicle, and then fought with police officers trying to take him into custody. 

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Wrong way driver arrested after fatal head on collision on I-85

Joshua Boone | Source: Gwinnett County Police Joshua Boone | Source: Gwinnett County Police
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A suspect is in custody following a collision that left one person dead in Gwinnett County, early Monday morning.

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Man killed outside apartment complex; 2 teens arrested

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Two teenagers are in custody after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex over the weekend.

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Nine-year-old boy finds slain grandmother in living room

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding out who killed a 47-year-old grandmother in Atlanta over the New Year's weekend.

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