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Three robbed, one shot as they were leaving work in SE Atlanta

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Three employees of a southeast Atlanta restaurant were robbed as they were leaving work early Tuesday morning with one employee also sustaining a gunshot wound to the leg. 

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Katt Williams says husband of radio personality pointed gun at him after interview

Source: MGN Source: MGN
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Comedian Katt Williams says the husband of popular Atlanta radio personality Wanda Smith-Sellers approached him and pointed a gun in his face after Williams' appearance with her on an Atlanta radio station.

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Suspect steals money from children's hospital donation bucket

(Source: Fayetteville Police Department) (Source: Fayetteville Police Department)
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Fayetteville Police are searching for a man suspected of stealing $250 from the Children's Miracle Network.

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High school student make threat on Snapchat, facing charge of disrupting a public school

(Source: Joshua Leonard Zelonka) (Source: Joshua Leonard Zelonka)
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A Suwanee teenager is in jail after authorities became aware of a threat that alerted students at Lambert High School.

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Police searching for felon who left transitional facility in Atlanta

(Source: Georgia Corrections) (Source: Georgia Corrections)
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Kevin Meeks was last seen wearing civilian clothing when he left the facility located in the 300 block of Ponce De Leon Ave NE.

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Officer impersonator gets a man arrested, then finds himself in police custody

(Source: Doraville Police) (Source: Doraville Police)
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In a strange turn of events, a man who pretended to be a security guard at a Buford Highway lounge and helped lead an officer to an arrest, now finds himself in police custody.

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Former Medical Examiner sentenced to 8 years in prison

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Joseph Burton was sentenced by a judge for multiple counts of racketeering, fraud in obtaining controlled substances, and violations of Georgia's controlled substance act. 

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Suspect wanted for more than $130,00 in money fraud

(Source: Gwinnett County Police) (Source: Gwinnett County Police)
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Police in Gwinnett County are searching for male suspect accused of money fraud.

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SUV, thousands in cash stolen from SW Atlanta apartment

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police are searching for two suspects who held a man up with assault rifles, stealing thousands of dollars in cash and leaving in his SUV. 

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Man hit with sexual exploitation charges following investigation

(Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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A Hall County man is behind bars after an investigation reveals he was in possession of photographs depicting children in sexual explicit behaviors.

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Hunt is on for group of gas station burglars

(Source: Covington Police) (Source: Covington Police)
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Brazen robbers broke into a Covington gas station and got away with thousands worth of cash and products.

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Sketch released of woman found in landfill

Source: Bartow County Sheriff's Office Source: Bartow County Sheriff's Office
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Investigators need help identifying a woman whose body was found in a landfill. 

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10-year-old hit by stray bullet while sleeping

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Authorities tell CBS46 two groups of males were shooting at each other in the parking lot. 

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Snapchat shooter on Clayton County's 'Most Wanted' list turns himself in to police

Johnathan Maris is now in custody. (Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office) Johnathan Maris is now in custody. (Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
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A suspect wanted for randomly shooting out of a moving vehicle and posting a video of the incident to Snapchat, is now in custody after turning himself in to police.

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Arrest made after homeless man beaten to death in Midtown

Michael Johnson (Source: APD) Michael Johnson (Source: APD)
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Police are investigating after a man's body was found near the entrance to a condominium building in northeast Atlanta early Wednesday morning.

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Man arrested for threatening phone calls made to Greenbriar Mall

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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There was a heavy police presence late Thursday morning at the Greenbriar Mall after a man made threatening phone calls. 

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Suspect identified in downtown shooting near restaurant

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According to APD, the shooting happened at 1 a.m. in front of Tom, Dick and Harry restaurant in the 100 block of David Abernathy Boulevard.

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4 teens indicted in Atlanta country club murder case

Source: Atlanta Police Source: Atlanta Police
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After the case was turned over to a Fulton County grand jury, four teens have been indicted in the killing of a wedding guest outside the Capital City Club near Brookhaven. 

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2nd suspect in custody in random shooting of driver who then ran into pedestrian

Source: YouTube Source: YouTube
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The second suspect accused in the random shooting of a man who was shot while driving down a SW Atlanta roadway before plowing into a pedestrian has been taken into custody.

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Police identify man's body found in NE Atlanta, death caused by blunt force trauma

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police are investigating after a man's body was found near the entrance to a condominium building in northeast Atlanta early Wednesday morning.

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App helps police catch carjacking suspect, another suspect still on the loose

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police say an Uber driver was pistol-whipped and carjacked early Friday morning and the driver's app helped officers catch up with the suspect. 

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Search is on for man who shot gun while driving on Hwy 316

(Source: Barrow County's Sheriff's County) (Source: Barrow County's Sheriff's County)
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Vonquavios Shields allegedly shot a gun into the air while driving along Highway 316 on Thursday evening.

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Driver leads state trooper on chase and fires shots, GBI investigating incident

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The driver, identified as 31-year-old Anthony Vitier, led the trooper down Highway 136 West before pointing a gun out the window.

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Theft, assault on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road prompts soft lockdown at Georgia Gwinnett College; lockdown lifted

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Georgia Gwinnett College has initiated a "soft lockdown" after a theft and assault occurred on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road Wednesday afternoon. 

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Fulton County grand jury re-indicts former Atlanta Police officer for murder

James Burns (Source: Fulton Co. Sheriff) James Burns (Source: Fulton Co. Sheriff)
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A Fulton County grand jury has re-indicted a former Atlanta Police officer with murder just weeks after the indictment was dropped due to a procedural matter. 

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Armed robber who led police on high-speed chase sentenced

(Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
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Twenty-three year old Donte Deshawn was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Smyrna on April 5.

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Police: Robbery suspect enters businesses and confronts female employees, two businesses hit in August

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An employee who was inside says the suspect attempted to grab her cell phone from her but when a struggle ensued she was pushed up against the wall as he continued to grab at her phone.

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Drug bust valued in the millions leads to arrests in Banks Co.

Juan Carlos Melchor-Valencia and Fernando Garcia Mendez were arrested for multiple drug trafficking charges. (Source: Banks County Sheriff's Office) Juan Carlos Melchor-Valencia and Fernando Garcia Mendez were arrested for multiple drug trafficking charges. (Source: Banks County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies seized 52.2 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2.6 million, 6.9 pounds of cocaine with a street value, more than $22,000 in cash and ten guns.

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Covington PD officer to have surgery to remove bullet from Carotid artery

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Covington Police officials posted on their Facebook page that Officer Cooper "mouthed the words 'I love you' to his wife." According to the post, Cooper's wife has not left his side since he's been hospitalized.

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Police search for woman accused of four different child abduction attempts

(Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office)
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Orchard Hill Park in Spalding County was nearly empty much of Sunday afternoon.

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Off-duty Georgia officer shot during attempted robbery

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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An off-duty Georgia police officer was shot during an attempted robbery in Atlanta but managed to return gunfire and wound the two suspects. 

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Arrest warrants issued for former East Point police officer

Richard Gooddine Richard Gooddine
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The Fulton County District Attorney's office issued 15 arrested warrants for former East Point police officer Richard Gooddine on Friday.

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Police searching for bank robbery suspect in LaGrange

(Source: LaGrange Police) (Source: LaGrange Police)
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The search is on for a man who allegedly robbed a bank Saturday afternoon in LaGrange.

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Officer injured, shoots two suspects in an attempted robbery

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The area of John Wesley Dobbs and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive are blocked off while police continue their investigation. 

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Good Samaritan helps gunshot wound victim found on roadside

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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According to the LaGrange Police Department, a passerby was able to help a man who was found on a roadside after sustaining a gunshot wound.

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"Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" star wanted for questioning in double fatal shooting

Source: APD Source: APD
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Police say they're looking to question one of the stars of the popular television show "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" in connection to a deadly shooting that took place earlier in the week. 

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East Point police officer accused of sexual assault fired

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An East Point Police Officer accused of sexual assault and stalking by a teenage girl has been fired from the department.  

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Mother charged with murder in toddler daughter's death appears in court

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The Newton County mother charged with murder after telling a 911 dispatcher she had shot her 2-year-old daughter appeared in court Thursday morning for a formal reading of her charges.

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Car crimes becoming a problem in South Fulton

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Car crimes are a problem all over metro Atlanta. However, in South Fulton, they are one of the leading crimes city-wide.

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Man accused of using fake money to buy Mercedes-Benz station wagon

(Source: Dawson County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Dawson County Sheriff's Office)
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Police say a man is suspected of using fake money to buy a 2004 gold Mercedes-Benz station wagon.

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DeKalb Police: Alleged murder suspect shot at man attempting to steal vehicle, suspect now on the loose

(Source: DeKalb County Police) (Source: DeKalb County Police)
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Police in DeKalb County are searching for Van Johnson, who is wanted for alleged felony murder and aggravated assault.

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Wells Fargo Bank robbery suspect wanted in Gwinnett Co.

(Source: Gwinnett County Police) (Source: Gwinnett County Police)
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Investigators say the suspect entered the bank located in the 1800 block of Rockbridge Road around 2:15 p.m. on August 23 demanding money from a teller.

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Man calls 911 after fatally shooting alleged intruder

Source: Greene County Sheriff’s Office Source: Greene County Sheriff’s Office
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Authorities are investigating a homicide inside the Reynolds Plantation subdivision which is about 80 miles from the city of Atlanta.

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UGA student attacked while walking home

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A University of Georgia student is recovering after being attacked by several men in Athens. 

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Armored truck robbed outside gas station in Marietta

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Police are looking for an armed man who walked up to an armored truck and made off with a bag of money.

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17-year-old arrested for impersonating a police officer in Cobb County

Source: Cobb County Police Department Source: Cobb County Police Department
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A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and a stop sign violation after being reported by a woman in Cobb County. 

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Police investigating deadly Quik Mart shooting

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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An overnight  shooting at an Atlanta Quik Mart left one man dead and another injured. 

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Police investigating medical building break-in

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police say it appears pharmaceutical items were stolen from the Otis Smith Medical building located in the 2600 block of MLK Blvd.

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Janitor arrested after leaving drugs at Polk County elementary school

Source: Polk County Police Source: Polk County Police
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Police say Georgia Lynn Cook, 49, worked for Sullins Cleaning Services. 

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At least one person shot in Decatur

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The shooting took place in the 3000 block of Citrus Court.

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Police: Man fatally shot multiple times in northwest Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say they are hoping surveillance cameras in the area will lead them to a murder suspect.

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Child hit by stray bullet at apartment complex

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a stray bullet struck the child at an apartment complex in the 3300 block Flat Shoals Road in Decatur early Monday morning.

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Abducted teen found safe, man responsible for kidnapping and viciously attacking family members is now in police custody

(Source: Newnan Police Department) (Source: Newnan Police Department)
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Investigators with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have canceled a Levi's Call for 15-year-old Amanda Maria Ornelas who was found safe Saturday morning. 

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DEA, ATF investigating bunker of weapons, ammo in Gainesville

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are investigating after a bunker of weapons and ammunition was discovered in Gainesville. 

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Man in critical condition after DeKalb County shootout

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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One man was transported to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds following a shoot out in DeKalb County. 

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Mother of four strangled to death in Marietta

Source: Marietta Police Department Source: Marietta Police Department
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Xi-anna Graham, 24, had a domestic dispute with 27-year-old Christopher Scarboro which led to her death. Scarboro lived in the home with the victim and her four children. 

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Porch pirates use rented U-Haul to steal packages off front porches

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A pair of thieves in a rented U-Haul van are taking whatever they can get off people’s front porches.

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Relative: Man shot by police after becoming belligerent at truck stop

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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An investigation is underway into why police shot a man at a Bartow County truck stop Thursday night. 

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Driver fatally shot inside vehicle in DeKalb County

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Authorities tells CBS46 the driver was one of four people inside a car on 285 E at Flat Shoals Road when the incident occurred. One of the riders is responsible for the shooting, according to police.

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Shoplifting suspects lead police on wild chase

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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CBS46 learned the incident began when security officers at a Kohl's department store in Tennessee tried to stop the pair of shoplifting suspects. 

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Students arrested after taking school bus for joy ride, crashing

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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While many students were spending Sunday night getting ready for school, a group of students were in the parking lot of a high school taking a school bus on a dangerous, late night joy ride.

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Police search for man wanted for child molestation, sexual battery

David Turner (Source: Crime Stoppers Atlanta) David Turner (Source: Crime Stoppers Atlanta)
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Police say they're looking for a man in Atlanta wanted for child molestation and sexual battery of a minor.

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Atlanta Police offer reward to help solve charity worker's murder

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Atlanta Police have a new reward for information to solve the murder of a woman who dedicated her life to the homeless

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4 suspects in custody after Marietta Police break-up human trafficking operation

Clockwise: Kamari Bolden, Douglas White, Kenneth Thomas and Laura Waugh (Source: Marietta Police) Clockwise: Kamari Bolden, Douglas White, Kenneth Thomas and Laura Waugh (Source: Marietta Police)
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The Marietta Police Dept. thwarted a human trafficking operation Monday morning at the Days Inn on NW Parkway.

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Life sentence issued for man who savagely stabbed a man to death in 2014

(Source: Cobb County Government) (Source: Cobb County Government)
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The 35-year-old was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and burglary in the first degree.

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Police investigate fatal shooting in downtown Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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According to authorities, a male victim was shot in the head in the 300 block of West Peachtree Street. 

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Grandmother pinned against pump following wreck at gas station

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Authorities tell CBS46 a car with three possible juveniles was speeding and driving carelessly into the a Circle K gas station in Lithonia. 

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Man confesses to shooting woman in abdomen after being questioned by police

Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office
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According to investigators, Jermall Romine Burks, Jr. shot 20-year-old Marecia Adams in the abdomen at a residence in the 1700 block of South 10th Street. 

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Kirkwood resident upset after man attempts to break in home, 911 call placed on hold

(Source: CBS46) (Source: CBS46)
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On Saturday, around noon, a woman named Christian was sitting inside her Kirkwood home with her partner and two dogs when all of them heard a noise.

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Man convicted of trying to kill former girlfriend

Source: Cobb County Jail Source: Cobb County Jail
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Anthony Todd Aaron, 59, was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony. 

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Woman arrested after leaving child in locked hot car

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Hall County authorities have arrested a woman they say alerted them that she had accidentally left her 3-year-old child in a locked hot car.

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Man who pushed mother onto tracks at MARTA station identified

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MARTA police have identified the man who allegedly pushed a woman onto the tracks at the Midtown MARTA Station Sunday, prompting a chaotic scene that ended with the woman's daughter critically wounded.

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Second escaped inmate captured in Troup County

Thomas Cuddington (source: TCSO) Thomas Cuddington (source: TCSO)
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An escaped inmate wanted in Troup County is now back in custody.

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Man killed after shooting at Walmart in Gwinnett County, suspect charged with voluntary manslaughter

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A man was killed Sunday after a shooting at a Walmart in Gwinnett County. 

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Forsyth County Sheriff's Office investigating after two adults found dead in home

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two adults were found dead in a home on Memphis Street.

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Gunman who fired shot at GSU officer still at large

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Georgia State University Police are canvassing the campus as they search for a gunman who fired a shot at an officer late Sunday night.

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Gunfire erupts during apartment robbery

Bobby Pierre-Louis and Jean Therezie (Source: Cobb County Police) Bobby Pierre-Louis and Jean Therezie (Source: Cobb County Police)
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The suspects each face charges for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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Man shoots himself after standoff following fight with roommate

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a man barricaded himself inside a home for at least five hours after a fight with his roommate in DeKalb County.

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Man shot in leg at Chevron gas station on Flat Shoals Avenue

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A 31-year-old male victim was shot in the leg at a Chevron gas station in DeKalb. 

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Burglary suspects target Georgia Aquarium parking lot

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Authorities are investigating a string of car break-ins at one of Atlanta's most popular tourist destinations. 

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Body of 10-month-old recovered during traffic stop

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say they found the body of a 10-month-old baby during what started as a traffic stop Wednesday.

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APD investigating Peachtree Street shooting

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police are investigating an overnight shooting that happened at the intersection of Peachtree Street and MLK Drive.

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Police to canvas area where teen girl was sexually assaulted on MLK Boulevard

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police say they will be canvassing the neighborhood Tuesday afternoon in an effort to move the investigation forward.

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Police still looking for suspects tied to fatal South Fulton shooting

(Source: South Fulton Police Department) (Source: South Fulton Police Department)
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According to South Fulton Police, no suspects have been arrested since the August 2 shooting on Godby Road.

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Man who preyed on juvenile found guilty of child molestation

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Allen Jesse Harris is also charge with aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and electronically furnishing obscene materials to a child.

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Bond denied for man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend in face, stabbing K9 in head

Randy Young (Source: Clayton County Police Department) Randy Young (Source: Clayton County Police Department)
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Bond has been denied for a man who police say stabbed a K9 in the head after shooting his ex-girlfriend in the face in Clayton County, killing her.

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Police search for motorcycle rider committing car thefts in east Atlanta

(Source: Atlanta Police Department) (Source: Atlanta Police Department)
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Atlanta police need your help finding a motorcycle rider who has broken into a number of cars in east Atlanta.

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Woman found stabbed to death in Norcross hotel

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Investigators say a security guard with the Extended Stay in the 2200 block of Pelican Drive found the woman in a room at 12:30 a.m.

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Georgia State University student shot outside of dormitory

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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GSU Police say the victim was possibly shot twice at 5 a.m. while inside the vehicle outside of student housing in the 100 block of Piedmont.

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Couple accused of abuse, keeping children in filthy living conditions

(Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
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Richard Coolidge and Amanda Lufkins are both charged with cruelty to child and battery, family violence after being arrested.

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Male suspect allegedly robs SunTrust bank in Carrollton

(Source: Carrollton Police Department) (Source: Carrollton Police Department)
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Officers in Carrollton are looking for a bank robbery suspect who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a SunTrust bank on Tuesday afternoon.

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U.S. Marshals capture Atlanta assault suspect in West Virginia

(SOURCE: MGN) (SOURCE: MGN)
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A task force arrested Michael Colclough at business on Caperton Boulevard in Martinsburg.

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Teen charged with molestation, sodomy of juvenile

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Hall County Police say Mason James Rosbury was 14 when he molested a female juvenile.

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Man wanted for child molestation fatally shot in officer-involved shooting

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GBI has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting at a Norfolk Southern property on Monday afternoon.

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Father who took missing Clayton County child found in New Mexico; Kid still missing

Siraj Wahhaj Siraj Wahhaj
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A father who took his now-missing child out of Clayton County last year was found in New Mexico, although the child is still missing. 

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Man shot in northwest Atlanta near Mayson Turner Road

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Officers with the Atlanta Police Department were called to northwest Atlanta after calls regarding a person shot Monday morning.

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Police searching for woman who went on date with man found fatally shot along I-20

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Investigators are now looking for a woman they believe the victim had been on a date with that evening.

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Police: Domestic dispute escalates to murder-attempted suicide

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Family members say the victims were engaged in a conversation when things escalated on the lower level of the two-story home.

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Rapper 21 Savage issues statement following Zone 6 shooting

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Rapper 21 Savage attended a back-to-school event Saturday that ended in gunfire with one person injured. 

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Hands free driving violation leads to drug arrest

(Source: Gainesville Police Department) (Source: Gainesville Police Department)
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According to Gainesville Police, when an officer stopped Steven Lawless drugs and weapons were found in the vehicle.

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Police: Man used cell phone to take "up-skirt" video of females inside Wal-Mart

Source: Villa Rica Police Source: Villa Rica Police
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Villa Rica authorities have arrested a man they say followed a female through a Wal-Mart store and attempted to take an "up-skirt" video. 

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LaGrange Police investigates shoplifting incident at CVS

Source: LaGrange Police Source: LaGrange Police
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LaGrange Police officials have released the photo of two women they are interested in speaking with regarding a shoplifting incident at a local CVS. 

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Man facing charges after locking puppy inside gym locker at LA Fitness

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A trip to the gym in Midtown ends with a man facing criminal charges for locking his puppy in a gym locker.

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Police: Store clerks pepper sprayed and attacked by robber

(Source: Clayton County Police Department) (Source: Clayton County Police Department)
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Investigators were able to identify the 32-year-old from a lifted fingerprint at the scene.

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Murder suspect surrenders in Decatur

(Source: DeKalb County Jail) (Source: DeKalb County Jail)
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Deputies say 34-year-old Jason Leroy Brown was wanted in connection with the July 24 death of Taylor Bins.

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Crystal meth among drugs found during traffic stop

(Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department) (Source: Athens-Clarke County Police Department)
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A routine traffic stop on Commerce Road resulted in an officer finding multiple controlled substances and a driver with an arrest warrant. 

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Second suspect arrested in connection to Motel 8 robbery

(Source: Acworth Police Department) (Source: Acworth Police Department)
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A second suspect connected to a July 16 robbery of a pizza delivery guy at Super 8 Motel has been captured by police.

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Man fatally shot during weapon deal gone bad in SW Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A man is dead and police have arrested a suspect following a fatal shooting during what police are calling a weapon sale gone bad in southwest Atlanta overnight.

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Man fatally shot at Union City apartment complex

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A man is dead after being shot at an apartment complex in Union City late Sunday night. 

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Suspect leads police on chase after accusations of kidnapping, rape

Andrew Head (Cobb County Sheriff's Office) Andrew Head (Cobb County Sheriff's Office)
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A 27-year-old man was finally caught by police Sunday after leading authorities on a chase in Marietta following accusations of kidnapping and rape. 

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Man wanted in connection to South Fulton homicide in custody

(Source: South Fulton Police Department) (Source: South Fulton Police Department)
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A man wanted in connection to a homicide in South Fulton turned himself in Sunday.

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Man shot by suspects breaking into his car

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police say the man was picking up a pizza in the 1000 block of Northside Dr. NW when he heard his car alarm go off.

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Investigators looking to identify home break-in suspect

(Source: Spalding County's Sheriff's Office) (Source: Spalding County's Sheriff's Office)
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Still frames from security footage shows a black male and a silver or tan 2000 model Lincoln Town Car.

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Body cam video released of APD officer slamming man to ground

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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An Atlanta Police officer is on administrative leave after cell phone video captured him slamming a man to the ground during an arrest. 

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Trains held after shooting on MARTA bus in Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Trains were held at a MARTA station late Thursday after a shooting on a MARTA bus. 

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Police: 4 accused of beating teen and posting video online

Source: DeKalb County Police Department Source: DeKalb County Police Department
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Police have arrested a woman they say robbed and beat a 19-year-old female then posted the recording online.

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Mother accused of child abuse allegedly abducts her young son

Source: Forest Park Police Source: Forest Park Police
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Police have taken a mother into custody after she disappeared with one of them.  

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Lawrenceville man accused of stealing church van

Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office
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Jesse Dean Rust, 29, was arrested and charged with theft by receiving. 

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Viral video of dramatic arrest doesn't tell whole story

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Police drew their guns, pulled their tasers and smashed a car window all to arrest a man in Atlanta. The dramatic arrest was captured by a witness.

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Teens allegedly locked in basement, suspects now facing assault charges police say

(Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office) (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office say 38-year-old Tamara McGowan and 42-year-old Thomas Young locked the teens in their home on North Hairston Road between June 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

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Police: Man stabbed after refusing to give man money for food

FILE Clayton County Police. (SOURCE: WGCL) FILE Clayton County Police. (SOURCE: WGCL)
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Clayton County Police have arrested a man they say stabbed another man while he was parked at a Waffle House on Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro. 

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Music teacher charged with child molestation

Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
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Authorities have charged Jason Young with aggravated child molestation. 

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Panhandler viciously attacks man near Waffle House

(Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Clayton County Sheriff's Office)
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A man was taken into police custody Monday morning after viciously stabbing a Waffle House patron in Clayton County.

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of a woman at BP gas station

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police arrested Visheslav Feder three days after locating the body of a deceased woman who had been fatally shot in a vehicle in DeKalb County. 

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Police search for suspect who shot at boat on Lake Lanier

(Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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Police are searching for whoever shot at a boat on Lake Lanier Saturday.

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Former Georgia Tech fraternity president pleads to rape

Source: Fulton County District Attorney Source: Fulton County District Attorney
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A former Georgia Tech fraternity president has pleaded guilty to rape, more than two years after police say he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

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Nephew arrested for "suspicious death" of aunt

Source: Gwinnett County Police Department Source: Gwinnett County Police Department
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David Neel Clark, 52, has been charged with FTC fraud, aggravated assault and felony murder.  

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APD releases sketch of MLK Jr. Dr. sexual assault suspect

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Atlanta Police has released a sketch of a person of interest behind the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint. 

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VIDEO: Atlanta cop battles it out with crash scene scavenger

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An Atlanta police officer tried to make an arrest, but punches were thrown in the process. 

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Several items recovered from Athens middle school burglary

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Police  say 60 iPads, school supplies, band equipment, and other miscellaneous items were reported stolen recently. 

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Armed attackers break into cars, threaten lives

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A gang of at least four, and possibly eight armed attackers broke into cars and threatened people's lives on Millstream Hollow in Conyers.

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Grocery store suspect arrested following SWAT standoff

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A suspect has been taken into custody following a SWAT situation in DeKalb County.

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18 homes raided in drug busts across Gwinnett County

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Law enforcement agencies in Gwinnett County are conducting major drug busts across the county.

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Four suspects in custody for assaulting Applebee's waitress

Source: McDonough Police Source: McDonough Police
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McDonough Police have arrested two women and another has turned herself after the assault of a waitress that took place at an Applebee's on July 12.

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Man arrested for allegedly molesting 4-year-old child

(Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Hall County Sheriff's Office)
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Robert Lewis Chandler was arrested at his residence in the 2000 block of Memorial Park Drive on Tuesday morning.

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Armed robber wanted by Clayton County police

(Source: Forest Park Police Department) (Source: Forest Park Police Department)
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The suspect is a young black man seen wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, grey shoes and carrying a grey and orange back pack. 

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Woman, baby grazed by bullets in SE Atlanta shootout

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A woman and baby are recovering after both were grazed by bullets during a shootout in southeast Atlanta late Sunday night.

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Carjacking suspect sought, allegedly points gun at 5 year-old girl

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Police are searching for a carjacking suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at a five year-old girl on Sunday.

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3 shot, 1 dead after shooting in Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say three people were shot in southwest Atlanta late Saturday. One of the shooting victims was killed. 

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DeKalb Co. man found guilty of drowning 10-year-old son in bathtub

Source: DeKalb County Police Source: DeKalb County Police
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Leon Williams Sr. was found guilty Friday afternoon after the jury deliberated for only a couple of hours.  

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Man fatally shot behind recording studio in NE Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man behind a recording studio in northeast Atlanta.

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Two fatal shootings within hours of each other in NW Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police are investigating after two fatal shootings within hours of each other in northwest Atlanta Thursday night.

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Woman convicted after throwing pot of hot grease on neighbor

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A woman was found guilty Wednesday after she poured a pot of hot grease on her neighbor following a fight. 

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Man shot, killed in northwest Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a man was shot and killed in northwest Atlanta late Thursday.

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$10,000 reward for information on robbery suspect

Source: WGCL) Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police say there are looking for a male suspect who used a stolen vehicle in a July robbery that resulted in a man being shot. 

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NFL star LeSean McCoy hires high-profile lawyer, refutes involvement in home invasion that injured ex-girlfriend

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Police are investigating allegations that Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was behind a violent attack on his former girlfriend, Delicia Cordon.

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Alleged church vandal arrested

(Source: Cobb County Police Department) (Source: Cobb County Police Department)
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Police say Clint Vance of vandalized Noonday Baptist Church on Canton Road in Marietta and The Church of Christ at North Cobb in Kennesaw, as well as a private residence between April 29 and May 8.

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Drunk man arrested for trespassing at airport

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Atlanta Police say E'Donis T. Andrews was seen walking along an access road that surrounds the airfield at 2 a.m.

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APD, GSP team together, arrest 11 to address issues with ATVs, dirt bikes on city streets

Jessie Brown and Javaris Bell (Atlanta City Jail) Jessie Brown and Javaris Bell (Atlanta City Jail)
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The Atlanta Police Dept. and Georgia State Patrol teamed up to address an ongoing issue in many metro Atlanta communities: illegal use of ATVs and dirt bikes on city streets.

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GSP trooper lucky to be alive after crashing into river during chase

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A Georgia State Patrol trooper is bruised but alive after crashing his cruiser into a river during a high speed chase in Atlanta early Tuesday morning.

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Police offering $100,000 reward to find elderly woman's murderer

Kay Thomasson (Sandy Springs Police) Kay Thomasson (Sandy Springs Police)
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Family members found Kay Thomasson found stabbed to death in her Sandy Springs home nearly two weeks ago.

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Authorities looking to identify gas station robbery suspect

(Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Rockdale County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies in Rockdale County are seeking the public's assistance identifying a gas station robbery suspect.

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Police: Man kills girlfriend, then shoots himself

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a man shot his girlfriend Saturday prior to shooting himself in Cartersville.

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Former principal, teacher accused of sexual assault in three counties

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A former teacher and principal who was under investigation for trying to access child pornography online has been arrested on multiple accounts of sexual assault. 

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4 shot, including now-dead shooter in domestic incident

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say four people were shot in Jackson County in a domestic-related incident on the Fourth of July. 

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Suspects lead police on chase following carjacking

Source: Douglasville Police Department via Facebook Source: Douglasville Police Department via Facebook
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Two suspects are now in custody after they Douglasville Police on a chase following a carjacking in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. 

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Owner of cell phone company to face several charges

(Source: Kennesaw Police Department) (Source: Kennesaw Police Department)
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Woodstock Police arrested owner James White last Tuesday and charged him with racketeering, theft by taking and deposit account fraud.

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SWAT looking for armed robbery suspect in Cobb County apartment complex

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police in Cobb County and a SWAT team are on the scene of an armed robbery that took place at a residence on Walnut Circle Monday afternoon. 

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Woman arrested outside Atlanta jail during immigration protest

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A woman was arrested late Sunday during immigration protests outside the Atlanta Detention Center.

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2 people shot at Midtown hookah lounge

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Atlanta Police say two people were shot early Sunday morning at a hookah lounge located on 14th Street.

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Georgia Supreme Court reverses conviction in Lil' Wayne tour bus shooting

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In a surprising development with the case against a man accused of shooting up Lil' Wayne's tour bus in Atlanta, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned his conviction on the grounds that he was pressured to take a plea deal. 

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28-year-old charged with murder after fatal shooting over dog

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The DeKalb County Police Department is investigating after a woman was fatally shot in an apartment complex in Lithonia. 

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CBS46 investigation leads to arrest of owner of cell phone repair company

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Eight weeks after CBS46 first exposed a cell phone repair company operating illegally, police arrested the owner.

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Serial rapist tracked down for first time in decade

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For the first time in more than a decade, a serial rapist has been tracked down.

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Police dealing with rash of vehicle break-ins in Buckhead

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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After responding to several vehicle break-in complaints, the Atlanta Police Department is fed up and they're creating a new task force specifically devoted to catching the crooks. 

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Griffin reacts to guilty verdict in 1983 murder

Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office Source: Spalding County Sheriff's Office
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It was a verdict that so many people in Griffin had waited so long to hear, on Tuesday Frank Gebhardt was found guilty of murdering Timothy Coggin back in 1983. 

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Franklin Gebhardt found guilty in Spalding County cold case murder

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A jury in Spalding County found Franklin Gebhardt guilty of killing Timothy Coggins. 

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Parents to face charges for locking daughter in bedroom for months

(Source: Pickens County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Pickens County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies in Pickens County spent 20 hours searching for an 18-year-old who fled her home only to discover her parents had been abusing the teenager.

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Suspects wanted in foiled attempt to steal merchandise from Target

These two women are wanted for shoplifting at a Gwinnett County Target. (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department) These two women are wanted for shoplifting at a Gwinnett County Target. (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department)
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Police two women entered a Target retail store on Holcomb Bridge Road and nearly made off with more than $1000 worth of merchandise.

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Police say woman allegedly repeatedly stabbed her mother to death

(Source: Gwinnett County Police Department) (Source: Gwinnett County Police Department)
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Police say Jacquelyn Craft notified them of a death at her residence in the 3800 block of Leach Road. The victim is the 35-year-old's mother who also lived at the residence.

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Three people shot near bus station, suspect in custody

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting three people near a Greyhound bus station in southwest Atlanta early Tuesday morning.

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Suspect in fatal road rage shooting of teen appears in court

(Source: Decatur Police Department) (Source: Decatur Police Department)
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The family of 17-year-old Janae Owens is focusing on positive memories, the only things they have left after the teen was shot and killed in a suspected road rage incident.

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Sexual assault suspect arrested in Clarkston

(Source: Clarkston Police Department) (Source: Clarkston Police Department)
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A suspect wanted for an alleged sexual assault was arrested Sunday in Clarkston. 

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Woman stabbed, dropped off at Emory University

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A woman was hospitalized Sunday evening after being stabbed in Atlanta.

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Police say suspect found in roadway, investigating possible homicide

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Police say the victim is a white male between 40 and 50 years of age. He was found lying in the roadway of Gibson Street.

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Couple steals $19K Rolex watch

(Source: DeKalb County Police) (Source: DeKalb County Police)
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On June 8, police say a man and woman entered Diamond & Co. at 5:13 p.m. to browse jewelry before taking off with a $19,500 Rolex watch.

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Man shot, killed in northwest Atlanta

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Police say a man was found dead after a shooting in northwest Atlanta Saturday

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6 hospitalized after man leads police on chase with toddlers in car

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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Six people were sent to the hospital after a man led police on a chase in Atlanta with two toddler's in the car.

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Armed, dangerous man wanted in Cherokee County found dead at Marietta home

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A man wanted following a domestic incident on Rose Creek Run in Cherokee County is dead following a SWAT situation at a home in Marietta.

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Clayton County PD searching for serial rapist

Source: Clayton County PD Source: Clayton County PD
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A serial rapist is on the loose in Metro Atlanta. 

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Deceased woman found in vehicle in South Fulton

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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The 22-year-old woman was located in the 1000 block of Buckhurst Drive at 1:10 a.m.

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Couple defends themselves against armed attackers at Kroger

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Three people were shot near the Kroger grocery store on Wesley Chapel Road.

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Innocent bystander killed in shootout in DeKalb Co.

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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DeKalb Police have two suspects in custody in connection with a shootout that killed an innocent bystander.

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APD officer suspended after arrest during drug raid

Source: APD Source: APD
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An Atlanta Police officer is suspended and could face termination after she was arrested during a drug raid at a home in College Park. 

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Suspects crash van through front door, attempt to steal ATM from CVS pharmacy

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Police are searching for four men accused of crashing a vehicle through the front door of a CVS pharmacy inside an Atlanta mall and attempting to steal an ATM.

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Rapper Trippie Redd accused of hitting woman over head with gun

Source: APD Source: APD
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Atlanta-based rapper Trippie Redd is behind bars after he allegedly hit a woman over the head with a gun.

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Father of five with baby on the way struck in head by stray bullet

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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A father of five is shot in the head and now he's recovering at the hospital. Friends and family of Tobias Thomas say he was an innocent bystander when he was hit by a stray bullet.

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Body of deceased person found in Atlanta creek

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Atlanta Police are in the 4000 block of Whitewater Creek Road where the body of a deceased person has been found.

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Man braves sauna-like temperatures hiding from police in motel roof

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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How long could you survive in an attic with the sun beating down in the summer?  One man pushed the limits Tuesday while hiding from police.

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Three teens shot following dispute in SW Atlanta

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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Three teens are recovering after being shot during a dispute in southwest Atlanta early Tuesday morning. 

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Member of notorious Beltran-Layva cartel sentenced to 49 years in prison, ordered to pay $192 million

Source: Mexican Federal Police Source: Mexican Federal Police
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A member of the notorious Beltran-Layva cocaine cartel is expected to be sentenced Monday, on charges of importing huge shipments of drugs to the U.S. and laundering the money back to Mexico.

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GBI investigating overnight officer-involved shooting, two people shot

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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The GBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting in College Park where a man was shot outside of a Mexican Restaurant on Old National Highway.

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Driver runs into man after getting shot in head

(Source: WGCL) (Source: WGCL)
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A driver ran into a man in Atlanta late Thursday after he himself was shot in the back of the head. 

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Forsyth County: Never leave anything your vehicle in plain sight

Photo source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Facebook page Photo source: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is urging residents and visitors not to leave valuable items in plain sight in a vehicle following a rash of burglaries overnight Thursday.

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Photo released of armed bank robber

Source: Gwinnett Police Source: Gwinnett Police
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According to authorities, the suspect entered the Chase Bank in unincorporated Lilburn on May 26. 

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Suspects seen committing identity fraud, card fraud

Source: Gwinnett County Police Department Source: Gwinnett County Police Department
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Gwinnett Police have released photos of two suspects who illegally used a theft victim's credit card at several Kroger stores and fraudulently withdrew over $9300 from a bank account.

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Police arrest couple involved in Hall County armed robbery

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Investigators arrested 19-year-old Keyshon Jenard Pulliam and 18-year-old Virginia Patterson. 

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TSA agents bring in record haul for month of May

Source: TSA Source: TSA
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Transportation Security Administration agents at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport brought in the highest amount of guns ever at an airport in a single month, confiscating 30 during the month of May. 

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Passenger struck by stray bullet during shootout

Source: WGCL Source: WGCL
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DeKalb County Police tell CBS46 two males were shooting at each other. One male was shot in the leg. 

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