Category Archives: Georgia

Killed – Man (East Point, GA)

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An East Point homeowner said he was protecting his home and family when he shot and killed an intruder Tuesday morning, police said.

About 9:30 a.m. the homeowner heard “a commotion, retrieved a firearm and went to investigate,” said Lt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for East Point police. The shooting happened in the 3600 block of Mount Vernon Drive.

The suspected would-be burglar was armed with a shovel and had broken through a patio door in an attempt to enter the home, Chandler said. As the prowler entered the dwelling, the homeowner fired one shot, striking the intruder, police said.

The homeowner told Channel 2 Action News that he was in the basement when he heard someone breaking in upstairs. He said the intruder approached him with the shovel and “I had to do what I had to do to protect my house and my family.”

“The perpetrator fled and collapsed in the front yard,” Chandler said.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-east-point-homeowner-shoots-kills-intruder/ncYyc/

http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/police-east-point-homeowner-shoots-kills-intruder/ncY5s/

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/police-east-point-homeowner-shoots-kills-intruder/ncZJM/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-homeowner-shot-killed-burglar/ncYx4/

Double Shooting – Killed – Achievia Upshaw (Columbus, GA)

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Shots fired during a possible attempted burglary at a Veterans Parkway shopping center Tuesday has left one woman dead, one in critical condition and investigators searching for a third suspect, Columbus police said.

Police said Achievia Upshaw, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24, were shot at the Courtesy Shuttle at 5870 Veterans Parkway, just before the West Britt David Road intersection during a burglary attempt.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Upshaw was fatally shot in her lower back. She was pronounced dead at 8:21 a.m. at Midtown Medical Center, almost two hours after the 6:30 a.m. shooting. An autopsy on Upshaw’s body is scheduled for Thursday in Atlanta.

Ransom was in critical condition at the hospital. Police said she fled on foot from the scene toward the back-end of the nearby Brittwood Apartments.

Both women were shot near the business’ front door. A Courtesy Shuttle van, parked immediately facing the door, was towed away from the scene with a small bullet hole in its front windshield.

Police Lt. John McMichael said the shooter, a part-owner of the business with his fiancee, was inside sleeping when he “heard the crash of the glass breaking” and confronted the pair.

Someone threw a large object through the front door of the building. Police responded around 6:30 a.m. after the fiancée called 911, police said.

“(The women) were attempting a burglary of the business,” said Maj. Gene Hillhouse.

A black SUV was also involved, McMichael said; it was towed away from the scene along with the van.

Upshaw was fatally shot by business owner Kenneth Hayes while she allegedly attempted to burgle the business, reportedly accompanied by Xavius Donnell Table, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24.

During a Monday Recorder’s Court hearing, Sgt. Joseph Hart said Hayes told police he heard the sound of glass breaking during the burglary, and grabbed his Smith & Wesson hand gun to investigate. The part-owner saw one suspect in the store, but was unable to give a clear description of the suspect.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article29316946.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24334352/one-killed-after-break-in-attempt-at-courtesy-shuttle

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24351061/police-tattoo

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317771.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317408.html

http://www.sconiersfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1205611

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=achievia-s-upshaw&pid=168886149&referrer=1379

Double Shooting – Wounded – Woman (Columbus, GA)

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Shots fired during a possible attempted burglary at a Veterans Parkway shopping center Tuesday has left one woman dead, one in critical condition and investigators searching for a third suspect, Columbus police said.

Police said Achievia Upshaw, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24, were shot at the Courtesy Shuttle at 5870 Veterans Parkway, just before the West Britt David Road intersection during a burglary attempt.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said Upshaw was fatally shot in her lower back. She was pronounced dead at 8:21 a.m. at Midtown Medical Center, almost two hours after the 6:30 a.m. shooting. An autopsy on Upshaw’s body is scheduled for Thursday in Atlanta.

Ransom was in critical condition at the hospital. Police said she fled on foot from the scene toward the back-end of the nearby Brittwood Apartments.

Both women were shot near the business’ front door. A Courtesy Shuttle van, parked immediately facing the door, was towed away from the scene with a small bullet hole in its front windshield.

Police Lt. John McMichael said the shooter, a part-owner of the business with his fiancee, was inside sleeping when he “heard the crash of the glass breaking” and confronted the pair.

Someone threw a large object through the front door of the building. Police responded around 6:30 a.m. after the fiancée called 911, police said.

“(The women) were attempting a burglary of the business,” said Maj. Gene Hillhouse.

A black SUV was also involved, McMichael said; it was towed away from the scene along with the van.

Upshaw was fatally shot by business owner Kenneth Hayes while she allegedly attempted to burgle the business, reportedly accompanied by Xavius Donnell Table, 21, and Deaisa Ransom, 24.

During a Monday Recorder’s Court hearing, Sgt. Joseph Hart said Hayes told police he heard the sound of glass breaking during the burglary, and grabbed his Smith & Wesson hand gun to investigate. The part-owner saw one suspect in the store, but was unable to give a clear description of the suspect.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/crime/article29316946.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24334352/one-killed-after-break-in-attempt-at-courtesy-shuttle

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24351061/police-tattoo

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317771.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29317408.html

http://www.sconiersfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1205611

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=achievia-s-upshaw&pid=168886149&referrer=1379

Killed – Manju Gurung Poonmagar (Marietta, GA)

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A Marietta woman driving home from work at a nearby store, was shot and killed early Tuesday, police said.

The woman’s car careened into a parked car at the Westminster Square apartments on Windy Hill Road, where she lived, police told Channel 2 Action news.

Police, responding to reports of a vehicle crash, found the woman in the driver’s seat with a gunshot wound, said Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce. The Cobb County Medical Examiner will investigate the cause of death.

Police identified the woman as Manju Gurung Poonmagar, 37.

Pierce said police were called to the complex, located near WellStar Windy Hill Hospital, around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a crash.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County police have arrested a 26-year-old Smyrna man for killing a Marietta woman whose body was found inside her car.

Sergio Vera-Lule has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Dec. 31 shooting death of 37-year-old Manju Gurung Poonmagar.

The 37-year-old woman was found shot to death early on the morning of Dec. 31 in her car at the Westminster Square Apartments, where she lived.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/police-find-womans-body-in-car-at-marietta-apartme/ncYy2/

http://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/woman-found-shot-dead-at-windy-hill-apartment

http://archive.11alive.com/News/Crime/317553/445/Man-arrested-in-death-of-woman-found-shot-in-her-car

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/arrest-made-marietta-womans-murder/ncjMg/

http://patch.com/georgia/smyrna/arrest-made-in-cobb-apartment-shooting-smyrna

http://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/arrest-made-in-cobb-apartment-shooting

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Atlanta, GA)

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A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday in the murder of a man who was shot during an ambush that left two others injured last month in northwest Atlanta.

Mr. Brandon Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting death of Mr. Amin Bouchelaghem outside his sports bar at 1575 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., according to Atlanta police.

The shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the driveway at Déjà vu Sports Bar and Lounge.

Officers responding to a 911 call of a person shot found Mr. Bouchelaghem unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head, Mr. Larry Brooks with a “defect” to his back, and Mr. Michael McGee Jr. with injuries to his leg, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

The 40-year-old died at the scene and the other two were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, Sgt. Lyon said.

ATLANTA—Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Ricky Maxwell, along with Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, requests the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive wanted for a December 2013 murder that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.

Johnathan Jamal Kirkland, age 24, of Atlanta, along with his co-defendant Brandon Kirkland, are alleged in an Atlanta Police murder warrant to have shot and killed Amin Bouchelaghem on December 30, 2013. Two others were shot and wounded in this same incident.

Brandon Kirland was apprehended and remains in custody at the Fulton County Detention Center.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-22-charged-with-murder-the-ambush-shooting-of-sports-bar-owner

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3-shot-1-killed-in-northwest-atlanta/ncYTh/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-man-wanted-for-fatal-atlanta-shooting/nc4TZ/

https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2014/fbi-seeks-publics-assistance-in-locating-an-armed-and-dangerous-fugitive

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/crime-city/the-homicide-report/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/cops-seek-robbers-behind-deadly-ambush-nw-atlanta/ncYmg/

http://www.examiner.com/article/one-man-shot-to-death-two-others-ambush-outside-nightclub-atlanta

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24330327/1-person-killed-in-nw-atlanta-shooting

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1957256/

http://patch.com/georgia/southcobb/obituary-amin-bouchelaghem-40-austell

Triple Shooting – Killed – Amin Bouchelaghem (Atlanta, GA)

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A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday in the murder of a man who was shot during an ambush that left two others injured last month in northwest Atlanta.

Mr. Brandon Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting death of Mr. Amin Bouchelaghem outside his sports bar at 1575 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., according to Atlanta police.

The shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the driveway at Déjà vu Sports Bar and Lounge.

Officers responding to a 911 call of a person shot found Mr. Bouchelaghem unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head, Mr. Larry Brooks with a “defect” to his back, and Mr. Michael McGee Jr. with injuries to his leg, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

The 40-year-old died at the scene and the other two were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, Sgt. Lyon said.

ATLANTA—Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Ricky Maxwell, along with Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, requests the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive wanted for a December 2013 murder that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.

Johnathan Jamal Kirkland, age 24, of Atlanta, along with his co-defendant Brandon Kirkland, are alleged in an Atlanta Police murder warrant to have shot and killed Amin Bouchelaghem on December 30, 2013. Two others were shot and wounded in this same incident.

Brandon Kirland was apprehended and remains in custody at the Fulton County Detention Center.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-22-charged-with-murder-the-ambush-shooting-of-sports-bar-owner

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3-shot-1-killed-in-northwest-atlanta/ncYTh/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-man-wanted-for-fatal-atlanta-shooting/nc4TZ/

https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2014/fbi-seeks-publics-assistance-in-locating-an-armed-and-dangerous-fugitive

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/crime-city/the-homicide-report/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/cops-seek-robbers-behind-deadly-ambush-nw-atlanta/ncYmg/

http://www.examiner.com/article/one-man-shot-to-death-two-others-ambush-outside-nightclub-atlanta

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24330327/1-person-killed-in-nw-atlanta-shooting

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1957256/

http://patch.com/georgia/southcobb/obituary-amin-bouchelaghem-40-austell

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Atlanta, GA)

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A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday in the murder of a man who was shot during an ambush that left two others injured last month in northwest Atlanta.

Mr. Brandon Kirkland was charged with murder in the shooting death of Mr. Amin Bouchelaghem outside his sports bar at 1575 Joseph E. Boone Blvd., according to Atlanta police.

The shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the driveway at Déjà vu Sports Bar and Lounge.

Officers responding to a 911 call of a person shot found Mr. Bouchelaghem unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head, Mr. Larry Brooks with a “defect” to his back, and Mr. Michael McGee Jr. with injuries to his leg, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

The 40-year-old died at the scene and the other two were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, Sgt. Lyon said.

ATLANTA—Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Ricky Maxwell, along with Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, requests the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive wanted for a December 2013 murder that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.

Johnathan Jamal Kirkland, age 24, of Atlanta, along with his co-defendant Brandon Kirkland, are alleged in an Atlanta Police murder warrant to have shot and killed Amin Bouchelaghem on December 30, 2013. Two others were shot and wounded in this same incident.

Brandon Kirland was apprehended and remains in custody at the Fulton County Detention Center.

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-22-charged-with-murder-the-ambush-shooting-of-sports-bar-owner

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3-shot-1-killed-in-northwest-atlanta/ncYTh/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-man-wanted-for-fatal-atlanta-shooting/nc4TZ/

https://www.fbi.gov/atlanta/press-releases/2014/fbi-seeks-publics-assistance-in-locating-an-armed-and-dangerous-fugitive

http://www.atlantamagazine.com/crime-city/the-homicide-report/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/cops-seek-robbers-behind-deadly-ambush-nw-atlanta/ncYmg/

http://www.examiner.com/article/one-man-shot-to-death-two-others-ambush-outside-nightclub-atlanta

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24330327/1-person-killed-in-nw-atlanta-shooting

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1957256/

http://patch.com/georgia/southcobb/obituary-amin-bouchelaghem-40-austell