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Man tied up during home invasion shot dead in front of family after trying to escape

The Gwinnett County Police Department's Homicide Unit is currently investigating a homicide on Scholar Drive in Lawrenceville. According to police, there is one male victim. He was found deceased Sunday afternoon at the home after a reported robbery. Police told FOX 5 Atlanta that the victim was tie

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-18 22:18:00

Man found dead in Lawrenceville home after robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident happened on Scholar Drive. More details as they become available. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 00:32:00

Atlanta motorcyclist killed in Florida crash

An Atlanta motorcyclist died after a driver crashed into his motorcycle and three others stopped along a Florida highway, authorities said. John Hawkins, 53, of Atlanta, died on the scene. The crash happened when 23-year-old Sean Marlin veered his pickup truck off the Florida Turnpike Saturday night


Funeral set for airport worker whose body was found in the Yellow River

It's been two weeks since a missing airport worker turned up dead in the Yellow River. A boater found Shanequa Sullivan, 23, tangled in some branches by the shore. On Sunday, the family will lay her to rest. Sullivan's grandmother saw her six weeks ago, but the funeral will not bring her closure bec

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 05:08:00

Police: Two people shot at gas station on Panola Road

LITHONIA, Ga. - Two are injured following a shooting at the Quick Trip gas station in Lithonia on Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Quick Trip on Panola Road. Police tell FOX 5 that two males were shot, and both were taken to the hospital. One of them is in critical con

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-18 05:12:00

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:26:00

Man shot at Underground Atlanta in front of two children

ATLANTA - A man was shot on Sunday at Underground Atlanta in front of two children. The victim, who police have identified only as a 30-year-old man, was shot in the abdomen. Police said they have suspects in custody. Two children were present when the shooting happened, but police have not said if

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 23:47:00

Horses get loose, block traffic on Atlanta highway

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Atlanta traffic has always been bad, but Saturday morning drivers had to deal with a different kind of "horsepower" on the highway. A small herd of horses decided to take to the streets and ended up blocking traffic on Highway 78 eastbound right near North DeKalb Mall. Police a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:41:00

Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


Chamblee woman wakes to find Peeping Tom standing over her bed

CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Police are on the lookout for a suspected Peeping Tom in Chamblee. A woman told police that a man broke into her home on Longview Drive on March 10. She told police she awoke to find the suspect standing over her bed, masturbating. The woman said she was able to fight off the offende

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-17 23:07:00

DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive


BREAKING: 2 killed, 4 injured in shooting at motor club

Know what's really going on with crime and public safety in your metro Atlanta community, including breaking news, trial coverage, trends and the latest on unsolved cases. Sign up for the AJC's crime and safety newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox. Police find 2 men wanted for separate crimes i

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-18 14:01:51

Inmate found dead in jail had to be restrained to chair during arrest, police say

Nine days before a Rockdale County inmate was found dead in his cell, Conyers police officers were forced to wrestle him to the ground and restrain him to a chair, according to an incident report. Shali Tilson, 22, asked one of the officers: "Why didn't you shoot me?" He was found dead in his cell


Sketches released of police poser accused of sexually assaulting women

Police are trying to figure out if both acts were committed by the same man. COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The Cobb County Police Department believe they now have identified the face of a man accused of impersonating a police officer, then sexually assaulting the women he pulled over. This past weekend, a wo


Student arrested after bringing weapon Newton High

COVINGTON, Ga. - A Newton High School student faces a felony charge after reportedly bringing a weapon to school Mar. 9. According to a Newton County Sheriff's Office incident report, 18-year-old Leo Johnson, Jr. was arrested for having a weapon in a school safety zone after a concerned adult notifi


Police: Man kills intruders during possibly planned attack

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A man fought and killed a home intruder early Thursday during what authorities say may have been a planned attack outside Atlanta. DeKalb County police say three men broke into the man's Decatur home just after midnight on Thursday. Lt. Rod Bryant says the break-in may not have b