Category Archives: Georgia

Killed – Male Teen – Steven Galindo Diaz (Forest Park, GA)

Steven Galindo Diaz

FOREST PARK, GA (CBS46) –
Clayton County police have arrested and charged two 18-year-old men with the death of a 13-year-old Forest Park boy.

The suspects are accused of killing Steven Galindo Diaz during an attempted carjacking outside his Forest Park home.

Clayton County police identified the shooter as Gilberto Gomez, 18, of Forest Park. His alleged accomplice, Sergio Alvear, 18, of Atlanta, was armed with a baseball bat during the crime, according to investigators.

According to Maj. Johnny Robinson of the Clayton County Police Department, Gomez confessed to the crime. He told detectives they were after the truck belonging to the victim’s family.

“It was the type vehicle that had Lamborghini doors, some call them butterfly doors, a special type of doors that come on the Lamborghini vehicles,” said Robinson.

Steven was helping his older sister put air in the tires of her pickup truck at about 11 p.m. Monday when two men approached them.

Alvear snatched a necklace off Steven’s sister, Samaria Diaz, 22, police said. The men, wearing bandanas over their faces, demanded the truck keys and appeared to get angry when the truck wouldn’t start. That’s when Gomez fired his shotgun into the windshield, police said.

“When we heard the first shot, we tried to run,” said Samaria Diaz. More gunshots followed. They didn’t get far before Steven collapsed.

“He fell on the ground,” she said. “I grabbed his hand so we could run together, and he said, ‘Samaria, come back. I got shot.’ He said, ‘Ouch, it hurts. It hurts me.'”

Early Thursday, officers arrested Gilberto Gomez and Sergio Alvear and charged both with murder, according to the Clayton County Police Department. Police say Gomez pulled the trigger that ended 13-year-old Steven Galindo Diaz’ life.

Steven Galindo Diaz, 13, was shot and killed by robbers late Monday night in Forest Park, Ga., while he was putting air in the tire of his sister’s vehicle. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a red SUV pulled up alongside his sister’s vehicle, two men got out and demanded her keys and other belongings.

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/22918411/search-intensifies-for-killers-of-13-year-old-forest-park-boy

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/steven-galindo-diaz-13-year-old-ga-boy-shot-dead-in-attempted-carjacking-report-says/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/arrest-made-in-forest-park-teens-death/nY3cs/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/community-unites-to-aid-slain-forest-park-teens-fa/nY3PT/

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22909605/boy-13-fatally-shot-robbery-forest-park

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22927838/2-arrests-shooting-death-steven-diaz

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/07/13-year-old-steven-galindo-killed-during-armed-robbery-forest-park-ga.html

Killed – Lorenzo Hawthorne (Atlanta, GA)

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A suspect was arrested Tuesday in a July shooting death in southeast Atlanta.

Tavish LaShan Liggons, 26, of Decatur is charged with murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault, police said. He was taken into custody in Lithonia and transported to the Fulton County Jail.

Liggons is accused of killing 20-year-old Lorenzo Hawthorne.

Hawthorne was shot July 22 in the 300 block of Greencove Lane. Police found him lying in the road when they responded to a person down call just before 9 p.m., according to the incident report.

Liggons was transported with a head injury to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died the next day.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/suspect-arrested-in-fatal-southeast-atlanta-shooti/nZNhk/

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-charged-with-murder-almost-a-month-after-victim-is-shot-left-road

http://patch.com/georgia/eastatlanta/atlanta-police-charge-lithonia-man-in-east-atlanta-homicide

http://eastatlantavillage.11alive.com/news/news/375352-suspect-arrested-se-atlanta-murder

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=lorenzo-hawthorne&pid=166316626&

http://www.divinemortuaryservices.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2184719&fh_id=14036

 

Double Shooting – Killed – Travis Berrian (Augusta, GA)

Travis Berrian

A North Augusta man was killed and a probation officer was hospitalized after a shooting in a probation office in downtown Augusta on Monday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Travis Berrian, 29, of North Augusta, was killed during the struggle, according to Pat Morgan, a spokesman for GBI. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m.

Berrian, who was on probation for an aggravated assault in Richmond County, was called to the Augusta Probation Office on Greene Street because he was wanted on a murder warrant in Statesboro, Ga., Morgan said

“Statesboro had been in contact with Richmond County. At some point, the probation office reached out to him,” Morgan said. “When he came in and reported, because there was an outstanding warrant, they were going to arrest him. At some point, they were going to secure him in handcuffs and he began struggling with the officers. At some point, there were two shots fired.”

During the struggle, Berrian and the probation officer, Sherrill Warren, were struck, Morgan said. He could not comment where each person was struck.

Warren was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery, Morgan said.

Morgan said Berrian did have a concealed weapon on him at the time of the incident, and the officers were also armed; however, he could not comment whose gun fired the shots.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130802/STAR01/130809908

http://www.nbc26.tv/story/22912929/nbc-26-exclusive-no-metal-detectors-inside

http://www.wfxg.com/story/22903921/suspect-in-greene-street-shooting-wanted-in-statesboro-for-murder

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Man-killed-in-probation-officer-shooting-was-murder-suspect-216664521.html

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22913900/man-killed-at-probation-office-during-arrest

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22903677/breaking-on-6-shooting-reported-in-downtown-augusta

Double Shooting – Wounded – Female Probation Officer (Augusta, GA)

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A North Augusta man was killed and a probation officer was hospitalized after a shooting in a probation office in downtown Augusta on Monday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Travis Berrian, 29, of North Augusta, was killed during the struggle, according to Pat Morgan, a spokesman for GBI. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m.

Berrian, who was on probation for an aggravated assault in Richmond County, was called to the Augusta Probation Office on Greene Street because he was wanted on a murder warrant in Statesboro, Ga., Morgan said

“Statesboro had been in contact with Richmond County. At some point, the probation office reached out to him,” Morgan said. “When he came in and reported, because there was an outstanding warrant, they were going to arrest him. At some point, they were going to secure him in handcuffs and he began struggling with the officers. At some point, there were two shots fired.”

During the struggle, Berrian and the probation officer, Sherrill Warren, were struck, Morgan said. He could not comment where each person was struck.

Warren was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery, Morgan said.

Morgan said Berrian did have a concealed weapon on him at the time of the incident, and the officers were also armed; however, he could not comment whose gun fired the shots.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130802/STAR01/130809908

http://www.nbc26.tv/story/22912929/nbc-26-exclusive-no-metal-detectors-inside

http://www.wfxg.com/story/22903921/suspect-in-greene-street-shooting-wanted-in-statesboro-for-murder

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Man-killed-in-probation-officer-shooting-was-murder-suspect-216664521.html

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22913900/man-killed-at-probation-office-during-arrest

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22903677/breaking-on-6-shooting-reported-in-downtown-augusta

Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – Cedric Tobias Harris (Augusta, GA)

Cedric Tobias Harris

Two people are dead and a third hospitalized after what police called a domestic shooting that took place early Sunday morning.

The suspect died after being caught with what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found a man and a woman dead around 4:18 a.m. in the 3600 block of Stanton Court.

A second woman was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center where she was in critical but stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Monica Belser said.

A suspect, identified by police as Cedric Tobias Harris, 31, was captured in McDuffie County. Deputy Coroner John Ansley said he died as a result of his wound around 5:40 a.m.

Authorities say Harris is believed to be the ex-husband of the slain woman.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Cedrick Tobias Harris had a criminal history and sadly his last violent crime happened at the home his wife lived. Harris killed two people and sent another to the hospital. The one he sent to the hospital was April Paulk, his wife, who was starting the process of getting a TPO, or restraining order, but to her surprise and many others, there’s a process that goes with that.

The town is in disbelief, after  a married couple– Brandi and Lee Wilson were murdered Sunday morning. Investigators say their ex brother- in- law is the killer.

Cedric Harris allegedly came after his ex-wife, and her family.  The victim was shot and is recovering in the hospital.

Police say 2 people are dead and one is in critical condition after being shot early Sunday morning in what appears to be a domestic dispute situation which happened around 4 a.m. on the 3600 block of Stanton Drive in Pepperidge Subdivision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-21/3-dead-1-wounded-domestic-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Woman-shot-by-husband-wanted-to-get-restraining-order–216504181.html

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22893985/two-dead-one-sent-to-hospital-after-overnight-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Family-community-remembers-Paine-College-security-guard-and-wife-killed-Saturday-217050401.html

http://www.wfxg.com/story/22895077/man-with-violent-criminal-record-shoots-three-including-wife

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-23/augusta-sees-spate-violence-last-week

http://www.douglasenterprise.net/articles/2013/08/27/obituaries/doc521ca0a7b70d9190659774.txt

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-29/authorities-say-policing-changes-fueled-homicide-drop

Double Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Woman (Augusta, GA)

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Two people are dead and a third hospitalized after what police called a domestic shooting that took place early Sunday morning.

The suspect died after being caught with what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found a man and a woman dead around 4:18 a.m. in the 3600 block of Stanton Court.

A second woman was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center where she was in critical but stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Monica Belser said.

A suspect, identified by police as Cedric Tobias Harris, 31, was captured in McDuffie County. Deputy Coroner John Ansley said he died as a result of his wound around 5:40 a.m.

Authorities say Harris is believed to be the ex-husband of the slain woman.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Cedrick Tobias Harris had a criminal history and sadly his last violent crime happened at the home his wife lived. Harris killed two people and sent another to the hospital. The one he sent to the hospital was April Paulk, his wife, who was starting the process of getting a TPO, or restraining order, but to her surprise and many others, there’s a process that goes with that.

The town is in disbelief, after  a married couple– Brandi and Lee Wilson were murdered Sunday morning. Investigators say their ex brother- in- law is the killer.

Cedric Harris allegedly came after his ex-wife, and her family.  The victim was shot and is recovering in the hospital.

Police say 2 people are dead and one is in critical condition after being shot early Sunday morning in what appears to be a domestic dispute situation which happened around 4 a.m. on the 3600 block of Stanton Drive in Pepperidge Subdivision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-21/3-dead-1-wounded-domestic-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Woman-shot-by-husband-wanted-to-get-restraining-order–216504181.html

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22893985/two-dead-one-sent-to-hospital-after-overnight-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Family-community-remembers-Paine-College-security-guard-and-wife-killed-Saturday-217050401.html

http://www.wfxg.com/story/22895077/man-with-violent-criminal-record-shoots-three-including-wife

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-23/augusta-sees-spate-violence-last-week

http://www.douglasenterprise.net/articles/2013/08/27/obituaries/doc521ca0a7b70d9190659774.txt

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-29/authorities-say-policing-changes-fueled-homicide-drop

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Brandi Wilson (Augusta, GA)

Brandi Wilson

Left: Lee Wilson; Right: Brandi Wilson

Two people are dead and a third hospitalized after what police called a domestic shooting that took place early Sunday morning.

The suspect died after being caught with what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found a man and a woman dead around 4:18 a.m. in the 3600 block of Stanton Court.

A second woman was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center where she was in critical but stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Monica Belser said.

A suspect, identified by police as Cedric Tobias Harris, 31, was captured in McDuffie County. Deputy Coroner John Ansley said he died as a result of his wound around 5:40 a.m.

Authorities say Harris is believed to be the ex-husband of the slain woman.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Cedrick Tobias Harris had a criminal history and sadly his last violent crime happened at the home his wife lived. Harris killed two people and sent another to the hospital. The one he sent to the hospital was April Paulk, his wife, who was starting the process of getting a TPO, or restraining order, but to her surprise and many others, there’s a process that goes with that.

The town is in disbelief, after  a married couple– Brandi and Lee Wilson were murdered Sunday morning. Investigators say their ex brother- in- law is the killer.

Cedric Harris allegedly came after his ex-wife, and her family.  The victim was shot and is recovering in the hospital.

Police say 2 people are dead and one is in critical condition after being shot early Sunday morning in what appears to be a domestic dispute situation which happened around 4 a.m. on the 3600 block of Stanton Drive in Pepperidge Subdivision.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-21/3-dead-1-wounded-domestic-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Woman-shot-by-husband-wanted-to-get-restraining-order–216504181.html

http://www.wjbf.com/story/22893985/two-dead-one-sent-to-hospital-after-overnight-shooting

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Family-community-remembers-Paine-College-security-guard-and-wife-killed-Saturday-217050401.html

http://www.wfxg.com/story/22895077/man-with-violent-criminal-record-shoots-three-including-wife

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-07-23/augusta-sees-spate-violence-last-week

http://www.douglasenterprise.net/articles/2013/08/27/obituaries/doc521ca0a7b70d9190659774.txt

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-29/authorities-say-policing-changes-fueled-homicide-drop