Category Archives: Georgia

Dead – Leandro Bernard Johnson (Rockdale County, GA)

Leandro Bernard Johnson

A phone call from a concerned relative gave police the break needed in the investigation of the armed robbery of a Fayetteville restaurant on Friday night.

One suspect was arrested Monday, another was found dead, and a third remains at large, Fayetteville police said.

Two armed men entered the China Café at 913 Glynn Street North and held three restaurant employees at gunpoint, authorities said. An employee shot one of the suspects in the face, then another suspect returned fire and struck an employee in the abdomen. The suspects left with an employee’s cellphone but no cash. They fled to a vehicle, possibly a black four-door sedan, officials said.

Alvin James Scott, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested Monday morning at his Jonesboro home by Fayetteville police. Authorities then received information that led them to the body of Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow, in an abandoned home. Another suspect, 27-year-old Leandro Bernard Johnson. of Ellenwood, is still on the loose.

The wounded restaurant worker remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, Whitlow said.

A fugitive who was being sought in an armed robbery attempt and shootout at a Fayetteville restaurant was found dead in a Covington apartment complex Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who had an arrest warrant for the man.

Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, of Ellenwood, was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Wellington Ridge apartment unit around 9:30 a.m., according to Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the multi-agency group that went to arrest Johnson.

No restaurant workers died in the attempted robbery and shootout on Oct. 11 at the China Café restaurant on Glynn Street in Fayetteville, but one employee remains hospitalized in serious condition, Johnson said.

According to a story on WSBTV.com, two masked robbers, one of whom was Johnson, entered the back door of the restaurant just before 11 p.m. and held three employees at gunpoint; the third man, 26-year-old Alvin James Scott, of Jonesboro, was the alleged getaway driver.

One of the employees also had a gun and shot one of the robbers, later identified as 25-year-old Alonzo Starks, of Morrow, in the head; Johnson returned gunfire, injuring a different employee, according to WSBTV.com.

The robbers got away, but Starks was found dead in an abandoned home Oct. 14, while Scott was arrested the same day at his Jonesboro home, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fayetteville police say Leadron Johnson and Alonzo Starks were robbing employees of the China Café when a deliver driver pulled a weapon and shot Starks five times, including a round to the face.

The restaurant owner was shot and remains in critical condition. Police would later discover Starks’ body in an abandoned home in Clayton County.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.rockdalenews.com/archives/17522/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-id-suspects-fayetteville-restaurant-robbery/nbNdB/

http://www.times-herald.com/local/20131016-PRINT-Fayetteville-armed-robbers

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3rd-suspect-in-restaurant-robbery-turns-gun-on-sel/nbWSB/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23710261/2-suspects-in-fayetteville-robbery-charged-in-death-of-3rd-suspect

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-10-22/car-used-fatal-fayetteville-armed-robbery-recovered-athens

http://thecitizen.com/articles/10-23-2013/china-cafe-robbery-suspect-shoots-himself-capture

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167752973

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167650532

Killed – Danta Hayes (Atlanta, GA)

Danta Hayes

ATLANTA — Atlanta police say they found a shooting victim at his home less than a mile away from the crime scene.

Officers responded to a shots fired call around 9 p.m. Monday at an apartment complex on Jonesboro Road, but they could not find a victim.

Another call a short time later led officers to a home about a quarter mile away on Springside Drive. Police said the man was found shot on the ground.

“So we did respond to that location, (and) find that victim. They were transported to Grady Hospital and subsequently died as a result of gunshot injuries,” Capt. Paul Guerrucci of the Atlanta Police Department said.

Atlanta police said they have a suspect in the Oct. 14 shooting death of a 32-year-old in the South River Gardens neighborhood.

April Bailey, 33, is charged with murder.

The victim, Danta Hayes, was taken from the 500 block of Springside Drive to Grady Memorial Hospital but died rom his injuries.

Police later determined the shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Jonesboro Road.

But it’s unclear what prompted the deadly shooting and the unusual events surrounding it, including the kidnapping of a man who was found half naked and bound at a woman’s front door.

The investigation began on Oct. 14 when officers responded to 2980 Jonesboro Road after getting a call about a person shot.

At that time, officers did not find the victim, but they found multiple cartridge cases.

A security officer at the apartment complex told police that residents reported seeing a gunman loading the victim into the trunk of a silver Pontiac, which was gone by the time officers arrived.

At 9:07 p.m., less than half a mile away at 565 Springside Drive, a woman called to report a gunshot victim in her front yard and a silver Pontiac backed into her driveway.

The registered owner’s address is 2980 Jonesboro Road where the shooting occurred.

The victim, later identified as Mr. Danta Hayes, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died of gunshot wounds to the chest and neck.

At 12:21 a.m., a resident at 1017 Westview Drive in southwest Atlanta called to report a suspicious man knocking on her door.

Officers found Mr. Yavis Kilgore, naked from the waist down with his wrists and ankles bound with tape.
Mr. Kilgore, who turned out to be the owner of the Pontiac, told officers he had been kidnapped from his Jonesboro Road home.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/man-shot-jonesboro-rd-apartment-complex/nbNxp/

http://patch.com/georgia/eastatlanta/police-charge-woman-with-murder-in-jonesboro-road-shooting

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/breaking-news/murder-suspect-arrested-in-se-atlanta/nbT3y/

http://www.examiner.com/article/woman-charged-death-of-man-who-was-shot-multiple-times-left-woman-s-yard-2

http://www.cbs46.com/story/23691021/atlanta-police-investigating-fatal-shooting

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167583508

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/14911/id/2683991

Killed – Lynn York (Marietta, GA)

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MARIETTA, Ga. — Cobb County police have charged a 67-year-old man with killing his wife of 30 years.

Lynn and David York lived in the East Hampton neighborhood in Marietta for nearly two decades and were beloved members or the community, neighbors said.

Sunday morning, Lynn York was found shot to death inside her home. David York has been charged with murder.

Neighbors on Bishop Lake Road said it is the last place they expected gun fire, especially on a Sunday morning. Neighbors call each other by name and have gathered many times for festive events.

Cobb County police arrested 67-year-old David Rex York Jr. at about 8:30 a.m. on Sunday in the death of his wife, Lynn York, 66. Police say a man who identified himself as Lynn York’s husband called 911 and told a dispatcher his wife had been shot.

When police arrived, they found Lynn York dead from gunshot wounds in the home in the 4,200 block of Bishop Lake Road near Johnson Ferry Road

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/marietta-man-charged-murder-death-wife-30-years/nbNGM/

http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/23849597/article-East-Cobb-man-charged-in-wife-s-Sunday-morning-shooting-death?instance=home_top_bullets

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/cobb-man-charged-with-wifes-slaying/nbNKY/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/23680811/cobb-man-charged-with-killing-wife

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167571975

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Lynn-Blalock-York-96543381

Killed – Timothy Bernard Roberts (Savannah, GA)

Timothy Bernard Roberts

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting death of a Savannah man on West Victory Drive Saturday night.

Timothy Bernard Roberts, 37, was found with a gunshot wound near his bicycle at Victory and Hopkins Street about 11 p.m. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-10-13/police-investigate-fatal-shooting-savannah#.UltOQRCmy70

http://www.wsav.com/story/23678800/police-investigate-fatal-shooting-on-victory-drive

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-10-13/police-investigate-fatal-shooting-savannah

http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/murder-on-victory/Content?oid=2305484

http://www.kpho.com/story/23678752/scmpd-investigate-fatal-saturday-night-shooting

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?n=timothy-roberts&pid=167550437&

Killed – Joshua Lofton (Clayton County, GA)

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Clayton County police said a teenager was shot to death Saturday after trying to steal a pair of sneakers.

Joshua Lofton, 18, answered a Craigslist ad to buy some Air Jordans for $250, Channel 2 Action News reported. He allegedly met 26-year-old Marcus Allen Lloyd at a Texaco gas station on Bouldercrest Road in Ellenwood at 7 p.m. to complete the deal.

Police said Lloyd opened fire after Lofton, who allegedly was armed with a knife, tried to run away after trying on the shoes.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The family of a teenager that police said was fatally shot trying to steal some popular tennis shoes claim officers’ version of what happened is not accurate.

Joshua Lofton, 18, is dead and Marcus Lloyd, 26, faces murder charges.

Lofton’s mother says he was no thief.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/suspect-arrested-for-clayton-county-murder/nbM68/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/mother-says-son-killed-over-sneakers-was-no-thief/nbNn3/

Double Shooting – Killed – Alonzo Starks (Fayetteville, GA)

Alonzo Starks

A phone call from a concerned relative gave police the break needed in the investigation of the armed robbery of a Fayetteville restaurant on Friday night.

One suspect was arrested Monday, another was found dead, and a third remains at large, Fayetteville police said.

Two armed men entered the China Café at 913 Glynn Street North and held three restaurant employees at gunpoint, authorities said. An employee shot one of the suspects in the face, then another suspect returned fire and struck an employee in the abdomen. The suspects left with an employee’s cellphone but no cash. They fled to a vehicle, possibly a black four-door sedan, officials said.

Alvin James Scott, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested Monday morning at his Jonesboro home by Fayetteville police. Authorities then received information that led them to the body of Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow, in an abandoned home. Another suspect, 27-year-old Leandro Bernard Johnson. of Ellenwood, is still on the loose.

The wounded restaurant worker remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, Whitlow said.

A fugitive who was being sought in an armed robbery attempt and shootout at a Fayetteville restaurant was found dead in a Covington apartment complex Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who had an arrest warrant for the man.

Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, of Ellenwood, was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Wellington Ridge apartment unit around 9:30 a.m., according to Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the multi-agency group that went to arrest Johnson.

No restaurant workers died in the attempted robbery and shootout on Oct. 11 at the China Café restaurant on Glynn Street in Fayetteville, but one employee remains hospitalized in serious condition, Johnson said.

According to a story on WSBTV.com, two masked robbers, one of whom was Johnson, entered the back door of the restaurant just before 11 p.m. and held three employees at gunpoint; the third man, 26-year-old Alvin James Scott, of Jonesboro, was the alleged getaway driver.

One of the employees also had a gun and shot one of the robbers, later identified as 25-year-old Alonzo Starks, of Morrow, in the head; Johnson returned gunfire, injuring a different employee, according to WSBTV.com.

The robbers got away, but Starks was found dead in an abandoned home Oct. 14, while Scott was arrested the same day at his Jonesboro home, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fayetteville police say Leadron Johnson and Alonzo Starks were robbing employees of the China Café when a deliver driver pulled a weapon and shot Starks five times, including a round to the face.

The restaurant owner was shot and remains in critical condition. Police would later discover Starks’ body in an abandoned home in Clayton County.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.rockdalenews.com/archives/17522/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-id-suspects-fayetteville-restaurant-robbery/nbNdB/

http://www.times-herald.com/local/20131016-PRINT-Fayetteville-armed-robbers

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3rd-suspect-in-restaurant-robbery-turns-gun-on-sel/nbWSB/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23710261/2-suspects-in-fayetteville-robbery-charged-in-death-of-3rd-suspect

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-10-22/car-used-fatal-fayetteville-armed-robbery-recovered-athens

http://thecitizen.com/articles/10-23-2013/china-cafe-robbery-suspect-shoots-himself-capture

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167752973

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167650532

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Fayetteville, GA)

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A phone call from a concerned relative gave police the break needed in the investigation of the armed robbery of a Fayetteville restaurant on Friday night.

One suspect was arrested Monday, another was found dead, and a third remains at large, Fayetteville police said.

Two armed men entered the China Café at 913 Glynn Street North and held three restaurant employees at gunpoint, authorities said. An employee shot one of the suspects in the face, then another suspect returned fire and struck an employee in the abdomen. The suspects left with an employee’s cellphone but no cash. They fled to a vehicle, possibly a black four-door sedan, officials said.

Alvin James Scott, 26, of Jonesboro was arrested Monday morning at his Jonesboro home by Fayetteville police. Authorities then received information that led them to the body of Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow, in an abandoned home. Another suspect, 27-year-old Leandro Bernard Johnson. of Ellenwood, is still on the loose.

The wounded restaurant worker remains in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital, Whitlow said.

A fugitive who was being sought in an armed robbery attempt and shootout at a Fayetteville restaurant was found dead in a Covington apartment complex Tuesday by law enforcement officials, who had an arrest warrant for the man.

Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, of Ellenwood, was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a Wellington Ridge apartment unit around 9:30 a.m., according to Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the multi-agency group that went to arrest Johnson.

No restaurant workers died in the attempted robbery and shootout on Oct. 11 at the China Café restaurant on Glynn Street in Fayetteville, but one employee remains hospitalized in serious condition, Johnson said.

According to a story on WSBTV.com, two masked robbers, one of whom was Johnson, entered the back door of the restaurant just before 11 p.m. and held three employees at gunpoint; the third man, 26-year-old Alvin James Scott, of Jonesboro, was the alleged getaway driver.

One of the employees also had a gun and shot one of the robbers, later identified as 25-year-old Alonzo Starks, of Morrow, in the head; Johnson returned gunfire, injuring a different employee, according to WSBTV.com.

The robbers got away, but Starks was found dead in an abandoned home Oct. 14, while Scott was arrested the same day at his Jonesboro home, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fayetteville police say Leadron Johnson and Alonzo Starks were robbing employees of the China Café when a deliver driver pulled a weapon and shot Starks five times, including a round to the face.

The restaurant owner was shot and remains in critical condition. Police would later discover Starks’ body in an abandoned home in Clayton County.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.rockdalenews.com/archives/17522/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-id-suspects-fayetteville-restaurant-robbery/nbNdB/

http://www.times-herald.com/local/20131016-PRINT-Fayetteville-armed-robbers

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/3rd-suspect-in-restaurant-robbery-turns-gun-on-sel/nbWSB/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/1-suspect-arrested-another-found-dead-after-fayett/nbNd7/

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23710261/2-suspects-in-fayetteville-robbery-charged-in-death-of-3rd-suspect

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-10-22/car-used-fatal-fayetteville-armed-robbery-recovered-athens

http://thecitizen.com/articles/10-23-2013/china-cafe-robbery-suspect-shoots-himself-capture

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167752973

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167650532