Monday, May 13, 2013
Also: students suspended at Brookhaven high school; Mother's Day burglary the last straw for Iraqi vet; Midtown shooting; Georgia 400 commuter scam; father-son duo set to graduate.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
In case you missed them.
Our top five stories on Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch this week:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Police are looking for at least two men who got away after the shooting.
A man is in hospital after being shot three times while sitting in his car outside a Stone Mountain bank, according to a Channel 2 report. The victim, whose name has not been released, is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The report said he had come out of Chase Bank late Friday afternoon and was in his car counting money when he was shot and robbed by at least two men who then fled the scene. His bullet-riddled Toyota Corolla with shattered windows was towed away, as was a blue Acura found behind the building that police believe belongs to the suspects.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Also: Starlight Drive-in shooting trial; taxi driver arrested for dealing marijuana; Brookhaven burglaries, hit-and-run driver indicted on 29 charges; Buckhead armed robberies.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
What happened in Stone Mountain and Lithonia during the last five days.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Two men have been arrested after an armed robbery at a Waffle House.
Two men have been arrested in connection to firing shots at police officers during a car chase following an armed robbery at a Waffle House in Norcross. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith and jail records, Tavares Douglas Harris, 25, of Lithonia, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, providing a false name to an officer and two counts of aggravated assault. Tamari Adams, 24, of Norcross, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, fleeing or eluding police, two counts of aggravated assault, and multiple traffic violations. They remain in jail without bond. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 20, around 6:50 a.m. at the Waffle House located at 6079 Goshen Springs Road in the city of Norcross. Two …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Saturday morning attack occurred in the shopping center's parking lot, and police are looking for two suspects.
Gwinnett County Police are looking for two suspects who shot a man and robbed another outside the Walmart at 1825 Rockbridge Road this morning (Saturday, Jan. 12) around 2:50 a.m. The suspects, both black males, were armed with a semi-automatic handgun, possibly a .40 calibre Glock, according to a police statement. They approached two separate shoppers in the parking lot of the store, shooting one, a 35-year-old male, in the leg when "he did not understand their demands and continued to walk towards the store," the report said. The other victim, a 20-year-old-male, handed over his keys, wallet and cell phone. The suspects took his car and left the scene. That vehicle is described as a blue 2010 Honda Fit with Georgia tag PFE8356. …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Suspect fled the scene after wounding a man in a car.
A man is in critical condition after being shot at a Texaco gas station on Mountain Industrial Boulevard on Friday afternoon, according to 11 Alive News. Mekka Parish of the DeKalb County Police Department said someone fired shots into a vehicle, striking one of the passengers. Police have no description of the suspect and the investigation continues. This article first appeared on Tucker Patch.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Update: Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday.
Updated 12 p.m. Friday Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday. Check back after a 1 p.m. press conference with DeKalb police. Two people have been killed and two others injured in a Thursday afternoon shootout during a funeral in the parking lot of a Stone Mountain-area church. DeKalb police say they have arrested several people in the shooting, but have not yet released names. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., shots were fired during a funeral at Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, according to media reports. The 1 p.m. funeral was being held for Ryan Devon Guider, who was shot to death on May 27. His mother is a member of the church. Police originally said the man suspected in Guider's …
Monday, March 19, 2012
AJC article reports that Shaquell Heppard, 18,
was charged with murder.
An 18-year-old has been charged with murder in the March 12 shooting death of DeAngelo Hickson at the Mountain Crest Apartments in unincorporated Stone Mountain, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper, citing DeKalb County jail records, reports that Shaquell Heppard was arrested Friday afternoon by DeKalb Sheriff's deputies. Hickson, 21, was found by police in an apartment building breezeway; he'd been shot in the torso, according to the AJC, which also reported that Hickson was taken to DeKalb Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The AJC said a DeKalb County police officer said Hickson had been involved in an ongoing dispute with Heppard. The officer told the AJC that Heppard shot Hickson, then…