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Arrest Made In Fatal MARTA Station Stabbing

ATLANTA -- An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal stabbing that happened 15 minutes into the new year at the Five Points MARTA station, a MARTA spokesman confirmed. MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham said Tommy Christopher Collins, 36, was arrested at his apartment complex Monday morning. Dunham said Collins has a criminal record and was taken into custody without incident. The victim's mother, Deunya Taylor, told Channel 2 Action News reporter Tony Thomas that her son, Reuban Hand, was just 14 years old. "I've been in contact with Rueben's mother to express MARTA's deepest condolences and to keep the family...

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Quadruple Shooting Leaves One Dead

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Police are searching for a gunman in a Monday night quadruple shooting in Jonesboro, police said. Clayton County police officers swarmed the Regal Pointe Apartments on Mount Zion Boulevard at 10:15 p.m. after gunfire erupted.Officers said the shooting happened in a parking lot near the intersection of Mount Zion Boulevard. and Maddox Road. One person died, and three others were injured, Clayton County police Sgt. Otis Willis said.Police said they don’t have much information and they are depending on interviews with the surviving victims.“Young adults, that’s what I can tell...

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Burglars Target Tyler Perry’s Mansion

ATLANTA -- Tyler Perry took to his message board to vent after burglars attempted to break into his Atlanta mansion in the days leading up to Christmas.“I will be on the phone with the D.A.'s office and the Chief of Police in a little bit,” Perry wrote, adding that he wants those responsible “prosecuted to the fullest. ”The security breach occurred just as Perry, who is still mourning the loss of his mother, said his holiday had hit a high note after surprising a group of needy teens from a metro Atlanta orphanage ...

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State Trooper Shot, Killed After Chase

ATLANTA -- A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said a trooper was shot and killed late Monday night.Trooper Chadwick LeCroy died after a shooting on Hightower Road and Saint Paul Avenue in northwest Atlanta just after 11 p.m. Not far from the scene, officers said they found a gun they believe was used in the shooting.One person is in custody.“The violator has been identified and we do have a suspect in custody at this time,” said Mark McDonough of the Georgia State Patrol. Police said the man in custody pulled the trigger and killed LeCroy,...

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Atlanta News – Woman Sexually Assaulted In Virginia Highland

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are putting together a description of a man they said attacked a woman with a kitchen knife and sexually assaulted her. The attack happened in Virginia Highland just before 9 p.m. Sunday on Rosedale Road in northeast Atlanta.Investigators told Channel 2 Action News reporter Ryan Young that the woman was outside her home when the perpetrator forced her back inside and sexually assaulted the victim. Some residents living in Virginia Highland said they are nervous after the attack.“A woman got assaulted directly across the street from us,” said resident...

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Man Robs Walmart Dressed As Store Employee

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A man disguised himself as a Walmart store employee to commit an early-morning robbery, according to Marietta police. Police told Channel 2’s Amanda Cook the man walked into the store on Cobb Parkway at 5 a.m. on Wednesday dressed in a Walmart shirt and cap.The robber then hid in the customer service area until the first employee arrived. "She was caught totally by surprise because she was just showing up for work, as many of us do every day," said Detective Gwen Lewis. The man pulled a gun on the woman and...

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Atlanta Lawyer – Arrest Made In High-Profile Virginia Highlands Slaying

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have made several breakthroughs in a high-profile murder in northeast Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood and a series of violent crimes in the area.Atlanta Police Chief George Turner was scheduled to speak at a 1:15 p.m. news conference Wednesday to detail the latest developments, including an arrest and several detainments. Officers have spent more than a month investigating the shooting death of 39-year-old Charles Boyer. Police told Channel 2’s Ryan Young that an arrest has been made in the case. Investigators said Boyer’s killing isn’t the only area crime...

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Police Arrest Victims Held Hostage In Home Invasion

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police responding to a home invasion call in Clayton County said they found a large stash of drugs and cash, then arrested the victims of a robbery. Clayton County police raided a home on Evans Drive in Rex on Tuesday night after someone called to report the home invasion. "Once they did respond, it was determined that they did find some individuals that were actually holding someone possibly hostage. We got those individuals into custody. As we searched the home, we did find four individuals that were being held with duct...

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Airport Counter-Terror Operation Finds Illegals

ATLANTA -- Agencies conducting a counter-terrorism sweep at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport may have made their most significant find so far.Agents did not find any explosives but said they did find several illegal aliens in the back of a truck who would have had inside access to a cargo area at the airport. The area is not connected to passenger terminals.Federal, state and local authorities conducted the airport checkpoint on Monday and Tuesday nights, scanning hundreds of trucks carrying cargo bound for airplanes."We do these randomly and unpredictably that they provide a...

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Man Charged With Killing Estranged Wife, Her Boyfriend

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A man was charged with killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend in Kennesaw on Saturday night.A neighbor, who requested anonymity, said he was watching television at about 4 a.m. when he heard at least 15 shots fired at a house on Bexley Place in Kennesaw. Police said they found 32-year-old Mohamed Zaine and 27-year-old Fatoumata Ntiamoah shot to death. The neighbor said one victim was found in the home, the other in the grass by his neighbor's front door. Investigators said there were obvious signs that someone broke into the ...

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