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SCAD Student Shot, Killed

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Savannah-Chatham police say they're searching for three suspects in the shooting death of a Savannah College of Art and Design student. Police say 20-year-old Sean Giroir died Thursday night at Memorial University Medical Center from wounds he suffered in the Thursday afternoon shooting. Metro police spokesman Julian Miller says Giroir was from Houston, Texas. Miller says 21-year-old Mike Levi also was wounded and was being treated at the same hospital. Miller says officers responded to reports of the shooting and found Giroir and Levi with gunshot wounds. ...

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2 Men In Custody After Rolling Meth Lab Found

CONYERS, Ga. -- Conyers police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that two men are in custody after a rolling meth lab was found.Several roads, buildings and a school were closed in downtown Conyers on Friday morning just before 6 a.m. Everything has since been reopened.Pre-K, kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students attending Pine Street Elementary were bused to C.J. Hicks Elementary. All other Pine Street Elementary students were bused to Conyers Middle School. Police said officers stopped a pickup truck for a broken taillight and discovered a rolling meth lab inside....

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Charges Dropped In Alleged Parking Spot Assault

ATHENS, Ga. -- A prosecutor has dismissed assault charges against a driver accused of using his car to nudge a man and his 3-year-old son from a parking space. A police report says 32-year-old Richard Junkins of Athens was trying to park in a downtown space about noon on Sept. 18, the day of the Arkansas-Georgia football game. The report says a 36-year-old man and his son were standing in the way, and Junkins inched into the space. A witness told police the car struck the man and...

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Suspected Rifle Thief Caught Inside Gun Store

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville Police arrested a man wanted for stealing rifles from a Gwinnett County gun shop, when the man returned to the scene of the crime.Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez had just arrived at the store as officers took Ja-mil Harrison in custody. Police say Harrison is the man seen in surveillance video from the Bulls Eye Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Lawrenceville, putting rifles into his baggy pants and walking out. Detectives say it happened on several occasions, and they accuse Harrison of taking three rifles.Bojorquez witnessed the arrest as he...

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Accused Felon Escaped Hospital

ATLANTA -- Officials with the Atlanta Police Department said they recaptured an accused felon Wednesday who escaped from Grady Memorial Hospital on Monday. Authorities said Jerry Griffith, 40, was arrested Friday when officers responded to a shoplifting call at a Chevron gas station on Pryor Street. Police said Griffith fought with officers and attempted to flee, but was captured after officers sprayed him with pepper spray. Griffith was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said. Officials said Griffith was shackled to the hospital bed while awaiting transfer...

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News Story Vandals Spray Paint Police Cars

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Woodstock police detectives said they are investigating the weekend spray-painting of two police cars and several businesses.Police said the police cars, belonging to the Cobb County Police Department and the Roswell Police Department, were parked in a residential neighborhood off of Highway 92 near Weatherstone Drive on Saturday night when the vandalism happened between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Police said an officer’s personal vehicle was also spray-painted with graffiti and racial epithets.In addition to the vehicles, several business suites within the Weatherstone Office Park were spray-painted with profanity,...

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2 Juveniles Accused Of Burning Down School Building

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Police said two juveniles are in custody after officials said they set fire to a portable classroom.The fire broke out at Lost Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw over the weekend.The classroom was burned to the ground. Police said the juveniles also broke more than a dozen windows at the school.Teachers used the trailer to instruct students serving in-school suspension.Both juveniles were charged with felony criminal damage to property and felony first degree arson....

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Sheriff: Deputy shot suspect in self-defense

A Forsyth County sheriff's deputy shot a burglary suspect because the suspect had pulled a shotgun and was "turning in a manner to point the weapon at the deputy,"  Sheriff Ted Paxton told the AJC on Friday. The deputy fired three times, and 38-year-old Hollis Dean Garmon was hit twice, Paxton said. Garmon was in stable condition at North Fulton Hospital, Paxton said. The deputy and his partner, who were not identified, have been placed on paid administrative leave while the GBI investigates the shooting. Garmon had been wanted for weeks on a burglary warrant,...

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Man busted after dog finds $1.5M worth of cocaine in storage

An Atlanta man used a storage unit near Buford to hide 15 kilos of cocaine worth nearly $1.5 million, authorities told the Gainesville Times. Robert Perez-Mendoza, 32, was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to the newspaper. He's being held in the Hall County Jail. An officer in Hall County's Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad was training with his police dog this month at the mini-storage facility "when the dog indicated on a certain unit," the squad's commander, Lt. Scott Ware, told the paper. "We obtained a...

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Commissioner Kenerly indicted by Gwinnett grand jury

A Gwinnett County grand jury on Wednesday indicted the county's longest-serving commissioner, Kevin Kenerly, on charges of bribery and failure to disclose a financial interest in two properties the county rezoned. If convicted of all counts, Kenerly faces up to 22 years in prison. The indictment says that Kenerly “directly or indirectly" accepted or agreed to accept 20 payments of $50,000 -- totaling $1 million -- as bribes for arranging for the county commission to buy a piece of unnamed real estate.  The deal benefited developer David Jenkins and settled a lawsuit, although specifics...

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