Category Archives: Georgia

Killed – Nicholas Fleming (Lithonia, GA)

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A 20-year-old man was shot to death early Monday morning during an altercation in the parking lot of an apartment complex in DeKalb County.

But so far, police have no suspect and no motive for the murder that happened near Lithonia.

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man as Mr. Nicholas Fleming.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at 812 Arbor Crossing Drive, according to DeKalb County police.

“All we have on this case right now is we know an altercation took place between two individuals in the parking lot,” police spokeswoman Ms. Mekka Parish said. “The suspect produced a firearm and shot the victim.”

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-20-shot-to-death-while-visiting-friend-at-dekalb-county-apartment

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/family-young-father-shot-killed-outside-dekalb-apa/nZqwR/

http://m.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/family-young-father-shot-killed-outside-dekalb-apa/nZqwR/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=166887301

http://www.levettfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Nicholas-Fleming/

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Andre Gomez (DeKalb, GA)

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Andre Gomez was “distraught” over his and Morgan Chaney’s breakup prior to their deaths, according to DeKalb police.

Chaney, 26, of DeKalb, was found dead in her home with gunshot wounds early Sept. 7. Gomez, 31, of DeKalb, was found dead in Chaney’s car in Shabbona with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound later that day. The two had dated “for several years” prior to a recent breakup, and Commander John Petragallo said police are “comfortable saying this is a murder-suicide.”

“We believe Andre Gomez killed Ms. Chaney,” Petragallo said.

Petragallo said police believe Chaney was killed between 12:30 and 1 a.m. A witness said he or she witnessed Gomez arrive home in Chaney’s car at about 1 a.m., and Gomez “made statements that he had just come from the victim’s house,” Petragallo said. Gomez’s bike was found near Chaney’s home.

At about 2:21 a.m. police received a call from a person who they believe to be Gomez. The caller reported a crime had been committed at Chaney’s home.

“Nothing suspicious was found” when the residence was investigated, Petragallo said. “Officers looked in the windows, didn’t see anything suspicious.”

Officers then contacted Chaney’s family members, and they said they would check the home in the morning. They found Chaney’s body there at about 6 a.m.

Chaney’s vehicle and cell phone were missing and believed to have been stolen from her home. DeKalb County deputies found her vehicle almost two hours after the shooting at 5815 Miller Rd. in rural Shabbona. Inside, they found 31 year-old Andre Gomez. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Firearms evidence recovered from Chaney’s residence is consistent with the firearm recovered in the vehicle with Gomez.

http://northernstar.info/city/police-release-new-details-in-saturday-murder-suicide/article_ba51cb70-196e-11e3-acfe-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2013/09/09/police-release-details-on-murder-suicide-in-dekalb/avdxxbz/

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/09/09/two-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-dekalb/aw7ty0f/

http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/dekalb-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide/d/fulltext-news/TuGy6-WBlE-vCp7_rfjtcQ

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-chronicle/obituary.aspx?n=morgan-j-chaney&pid=166899939&

http://www.tributes.com/show/Morgan-J.-Chaney-96390614

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-chronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=166917267

http://www.tributes.com/show/Andre-Gomez-96422443

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Morgan Chaney (DeKalb, GA)

Morgan Chaney

Andre Gomez was “distraught” over his and Morgan Chaney’s breakup prior to their deaths, according to DeKalb police.

Chaney, 26, of DeKalb, was found dead in her home with gunshot wounds early Sept. 7. Gomez, 31, of DeKalb, was found dead in Chaney’s car in Shabbona with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound later that day. The two had dated “for several years” prior to a recent breakup, and Commander John Petragallo said police are “comfortable saying this is a murder-suicide.”

“We believe Andre Gomez killed Ms. Chaney,” Petragallo said.

Petragallo said police believe Chaney was killed between 12:30 and 1 a.m. A witness said he or she witnessed Gomez arrive home in Chaney’s car at about 1 a.m., and Gomez “made statements that he had just come from the victim’s house,” Petragallo said. Gomez’s bike was found near Chaney’s home.

At about 2:21 a.m. police received a call from a person who they believe to be Gomez. The caller reported a crime had been committed at Chaney’s home.

“Nothing suspicious was found” when the residence was investigated, Petragallo said. “Officers looked in the windows, didn’t see anything suspicious.”

Officers then contacted Chaney’s family members, and they said they would check the home in the morning. They found Chaney’s body there at about 6 a.m.

http://northernstar.info/city/police-release-new-details-in-saturday-murder-suicide/article_ba51cb70-196e-11e3-acfe-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2013/09/09/police-release-details-on-murder-suicide-in-dekalb/avdxxbz/

http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/09/09/two-dead-of-gunshot-wounds-in-dekalb/aw7ty0f/

http://www.mystateline.com/fulltext-news/dekalb-police-investigate-apparent-murder-suicide/d/fulltext-news/TuGy6-WBlE-vCp7_rfjtcQ

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-chronicle/obituary.aspx?n=morgan-j-chaney&pid=166899939&

http://www.tributes.com/show/Morgan-J.-Chaney-96390614

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-chronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=166917267

http://www.tributes.com/show/Andre-Gomez-96422443

Killed – Bryan Ritzert (Norcross, GA)

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Gwinnett County police are reporting that one man is dead following a suspected burglary at a home in the Norcross area.

On Sept. 2, Gwinnett County Police Department said they received a report of a burglary about 5:15 a.m. at 910 Falling Water Lane, located in unincorporated Norcross.

“It was quickly discovered that one of the residents of the home was deceased inside, apparently from a gunshot wound,” Cpl. Jake Smith, said in a Sept. 6 press release.

The victim has been identified as Bryan Ritzert, 27, of Lawrenceville.

Investigators identified the victim as Bryan Ritzert, 27. Police said it appeared someone forced their way into the home on Falling Water Lane in Norocrss that Ritzert shared with two roommates. Those roommates were home at the time.

http://patch.com/georgia/norcross/police-man-shot-killed-in-possible-home-burglary

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23369894/gwinnett-man-killed-during-apparent-home-invasion

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-ask-help-norcross-mans-homicide/nZpw4/

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/23673031/5000-reward-offered-in-deadly-lawrenceville-home-invasion

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/23369894/gwinnett-man-killed-during-apparent-home-invasion

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2013/sep/05/bryan-ritzert/?obituaries

Killed – Darrius Shaw (Griffin, GA)

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Four Griffin men have been arrested in connection with the overnight murder of 23-year-old Darrius Shaw, also known as Slaw Dawg.

Police in Griffin have arrested four people in connection with a Labor Day shooting that left a man dead.

“At 12:48 this morning, officers were called to 226 Kentucky Ave., and they found a 23-year-old victim with gunshot wounds,” said Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Griffin Police Department. “Shaw’s last known Griffin address was 301 E. Chappell St., but he’s also been known to live in Barnesville.”

http://the-grip.net/2013/09/02/four-griffin-men-arrested-in-connection-with-sunday-night-murder/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/the-gun-report-september-4-2013/?_r=0

http://www.examiner.com/article/four-arrested-deadly-labor-day-shooting-of-23-year-old-man-griffin

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/four-arrested-in-labor-day-shooting-of-griffin-man/nZkPf/

Double Shooting – Killed – Colleen Grant (Blairsville, GA)

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UNION COUNTY, Ga. — A former Florida police officer was arrested after a four-hour standoff and charged with the murder of his daughter and the shooting of his19-year old great-grandson.

Union County Sheriff Mack Mason said 80-year-old Frank Raymond Miller Jr. shot and killed his daughter Colleen Grant, 59, early Sunday morning.

Grant called 911 to report a domestic disturbance in her home. While on the phone, the 911 operator heard shots and then Grant’s phone line went dead.

Deputies arriving at the scene foundMiller barricadedin the home with assorted weapons and ammunition.After refusing to surrender, Fannin County SWATwas called to the sceneto assist.

After four hours, officers were able to takeMiller into custodyby employing a stun gun to incapacitate him.

Miller’s 19-year-old great-grandson was shot andgrazed by a bullet during the incident.

The shootings happened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at a home on Miller Cove Road south of Blairsville.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/05/1946122/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/union-county-man-80-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-/nZjd8/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/the-gun-report-labor-day-weekend-edition/?_r=0

http://www.11alive.com/story/local/2013/09/01/1946122/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Blairsville, GA)

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UNION COUNTY, Ga. — A former Florida police officer was arrested after a four-hour standoff and charged with the murder of his daughter and the shooting of his19-year old great-grandson.

Union County Sheriff Mack Mason said 80-year-old Frank Raymond Miller Jr. shot and killed his daughter Colleen Grant, 59, early Sunday morning.

Grant called 911 to report a domestic disturbance in her home. While on the phone, the 911 operator heard shots and then Grant’s phone line went dead.

Deputies arriving at the scene foundMiller barricadedin the home with assorted weapons and ammunition.After refusing to surrender, Fannin County SWATwas called to the sceneto assist.

After four hours, officers were able to takeMiller into custodyby employing a stun gun to incapacitate him.

Miller’s 19-year-old great-grandson was shot andgrazed by a bullet during the incident.

The shootings happened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at a home on Miller Cove Road south of Blairsville.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/05/1946122/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/union-county-man-80-arrested-in-shooting-death-of-/nZjd8/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/03/the-gun-report-labor-day-weekend-edition/?_r=0

http://www.11alive.com/story/local/2013/09/01/1946122/