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Georgia man shot in head while driving home

Georgia man shot in head while driving home

ALBANY -- The Albany Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the Gillespie Avenue and Willow Street area. A 43-year-old man reported he was shot in the head as he drove home around 9:53 p.m. Friday night. He went down Avalon Avenue and turned onto Willow Street when he saw two vehicles with the doors open on each side of the road. At that point, he started hearing gunshots and then realized he was injured. Police say they have not identified a suspect in the shooting. Witnesses say they saw a small white car that looked like a…
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Georgia man shot while investigating  noise outside his home

Georgia man shot while investigating noise outside his home

DALLAS -- A Paulding County man was shot Tuesday night after he heard an unusual noise outside his house and went outside to investigate. The shooting occurred outside a home on Smith Ferguson Road in Dallas. Police responded to a 911 call to find the homeowner who had been shot in the shoulder. Not knowing if a suspect was still in the area, deputies took the victim to Fire/EMS personnel who were standing by at Fire Station 10. The victim was later taken to a local hospital. Detectives were able to determine that the victim heard some unusual noises outside…
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Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Woodstock

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Woodstock

Part of Highway 92 in Woodstock is closed down and lined with police cars due to a shooting in the area. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed it is investigating a shooting near Bells Ferry Road and Highway 92. According to the Sheriff's Department, two people are dead and three are injured. The suspect in the shooting escaped in a black Hyundai SUV. The Georgia Sun will have more details as this story develops.
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Two charged in shooting of woman at movie theater who told them to be quiet

Two charged in shooting of woman at movie theater who told them to be quiet

ATLANTA -- Two suspects in a January shooting at an Atlanta movie theater have been arrested. According to the Atlanta Police Department, the shooting occurred inside an AMC movie theatre at 3800 Princeton Lakes Way Jan. 9. Officers responded to the Walgreen’s at 3800 Princeton Lakes Parkway on a report of a person shot. On scene officers found the victim, 22-year-old Rickell Etheridge, with a gunshot wound in the shoulder. According to police, Etheridge and her wife were in a nearby movie theater watching a movie. A group sitting behind the victim was being disruptive and Etheridge told them to…
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All Clear: Lockdown at Georgia Gwinnett College ends

All Clear: Lockdown at Georgia Gwinnett College ends

Georgia Gwinnett College was under a lockdown Thursday morning due to a nearby shooting, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department. The Gwinnett County Police Department is actively investigating a homicide involving a male who was shot in front of an apartment building in Lawrenceville. Officers responded to the Sugar Mill apartments at 855 Walther Blvd just after 10 a.m., after someone called 911 to report hearing a gunshot and seeing a man lying at the bottom of a stairwell. When officers arrived, they discovered that the man was dead with at least one gunshot wound. The Georgia Gwinnett Campus…
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Suspect arrested in Decatur funeral shooting

Suspect arrested in Decatur funeral shooting

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, working with the Atlanta Police Department, has arrested a suspect in the murder of a man at a Decatur funeral last month. Sheriff’s investigators arrested 29 year-old Denard Juantez Conyers of Atlanta at an Atlanta residence on charges of Aggravated Assault and Murder in the shooting death of Russell Filmore. According to the arrest warrant, both men had been engaged in an argument at a funeral on Dec. 20 in Decatur when the shooting occurred. Conyers was arrested without incident and transported to the DeKalb County Jail, where he is being held without…
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Police search for suspect in shooting of 7-year-old girl

Police search for suspect in shooting of 7-year-old girl

The Atlanta Police Department has named a suspect in the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Kennedy Maxie near Phipps Plaza. Police haves secured arrest warrants for 24-year-old Daquan Reed on charges of Felony Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Reckless Conduct.  Investigators say they are actively working to arrest Reed. Kennedy died Saturday night. A $15,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for Kennedy’s death. Atlanta Police Department officers responded to Scottish Rite Hospital at about 9…
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The 7-year-old girl who was shot outside Phipps Plaza has died

The 7-year-old girl who was shot outside Phipps Plaza has died

The 7-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while riding with her aunt in a car outside Phipps Plaza has died. According to local media reports, Kennedy Maxie died Saturday night. A $15,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for Kennedy's death. Atlanta Police Department officers responded to Scottish Rite Hospital at about 9 p.m. Monday to a call about a child being shot. At the hospital investigators spoke to Kennedy's aunt who informed them she had been driving past Phipps Plaza when she heard several gunshots.…
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Four people shot in Tifton

Four people shot in Tifton

TIFTON -- Four people were shot in Tifton Thursday. Both the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Tift County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident. Details on the shooting are sparse, but the GBI has released some details. The shooting took place at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the 700 block of 17 1/2 St. According to the GBI, during the incident, 31-year-old Andre Gardner, 31-year-old Germaine Lester, 23-year-old James McCoy and 24-year-old Je’kevien Kimbrough, all of Tifton, were shot and transported to multiple hospitals.  Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Tift County Sheriff's Office at 229-388-6090…
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Gunshot at Lenox Mall was accidental, police say

Gunshot at Lenox Mall was accidental, police say

A gunshot heard in Neiman Marcus at Lenox Mall in Atlanta was the result of a gun going off accidentally while the owner was adjusting his pants while walking through the store. According to the Atlanta Police Department, at about 6 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to Lenox Square Mall regarding a shot heard inside the Neiman Marcus store. Witnesses initially said there may have been a dispute occurring between two individuals when they heard a shot fired. However, officers uncovered additional information showing there was no dispute related to this. Instead, a man was walking through the store and adjusting…
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One dead after shooting at Thirsty Turtle in Macon

One dead after shooting at Thirsty Turtle in Macon

MACON -- One woman is dead after six people were shot outside the Thirsty Turtle in Macon early Friday morning. Bibb County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call of shots fired outside the Thirsty Turtle at 425 Cherry Street at 2:47 a.m. Friday. Once on scene deputies were advised that there was also a report of two men who were cut and this also occurred at Thirsty Turtle. According to the Sheriff's Department someone drove down Cherry Street and begin firing at the people standing outside of Thirsty Turtle and continued firing at people at the intersection of Cherry…
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Teens arrested in connection with three November shootings in Savannah

Teens arrested in connection with three November shootings in Savannah

SAVANNAH -- Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a series of shootings in Savannah this month. Detectives with The Savannah Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and Impact Investigations Team identified 18-year-old Jhaquez Stamper, 17-year-old Mykel Banks as suspects in the shootings. Both suspects are facing two counts of aggravated assault. Stamper is also facing multiple traffic charges. According to police, officers responded to the 600 block of E. 38th Street at about 3 p.m. Nov. 16 for a ShotSpotter alert and discovered multiple shell casings and vehicles that had been damaged by gunfire. About 30 minutes later, officers responded…
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18-year-old dies in Warner Robins shooting

18-year-old dies in Warner Robins shooting

WARNER ROBINS -- An 18-year-old boy was shot and killed in Warner Robins Monday. Officers with the Warner Robins Police Department were dispatched to Houston Healthcare, 1601 Watson Blvd, in reference to a gunshot wound victim.  Officers were told a vehicle pulled into the ambulance bay with the victim.  The occupants of the vehicle left the victim with the EMT’s outside and fled in their vehicle.  The vehicle was later found in the area of Johns Road. Officers were able to locate the occupants who were with the victim for interviews.  The victim, 18-year-old Jamaal Smith, of Warner Robins, was…
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15-year-old dies in Southwest Atlanta shooting

15-year-old dies in Southwest Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA -- Homicide Detectives are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jaden William. Atlanta Police responded to Elite City Park apartments Thursday November 5 at about 3 p.m. on a report of a person shot. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found the victim, 15-year-old Jaden Williams with multiple gunshot wounds. Jaden was taken to the hospital in critical condition but on November 8, he succumbed to his wounds and the case was taken over by the Homicide Unit.  Homicide investigators are actively working to identify a suspect in this crime and are asking anyone with…
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Georgia man charged in shooting death of his brother

Georgia man charged in shooting death of his brother

MONROE -- A 31-year-old Walton County man is being charged with the shooting death of his 27-year-old brother in Monroe. On Friday, Oct. 16, at about 4:35 p.m., Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call of a person being shot at an address off Jack Glass Road in Monroe. When deputies arrived, immediate assistance was provided to the gunshot victim, identified as 27-year-old Henry Thomas McDougal, of Monroe. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. McDougal's brother, 31-year-old James Lewis McDougal, also of Monroe, surrendered to deputies a short time later. He…
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