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 – 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

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

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 – 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

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

Killed – Ralph Harrell (Augusta, GA)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — One man is dead after an overnight shooting at the Scottish Inn on Stevens Creek Road.

Ralph Harrell, 40, of Augusta, was shot in the chest, Richmond County deputies confirm. He was pronounced dead around 1:30 Sunday morning.

AUGUSTA (WRDW) — Marcus Andre Coleman has been transferred to the Richmond County Jail after being accused of a motel shooting.

Ralph Harrell died at the Scottish Inn on Stevens Creek Road in Augusta after being shot on Dec. 29.

Investigators are charging Coleman with Harrell’s murder and having a weapon during a crime.

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Overnight-shooting-in-Augusta-leaves-one-man-dead-237881891.html

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Suspect-in-custody-for-deadly-shooting-at-Scottish-Inn-238449581.html

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Man-enters-not-guilty-plea-in-fatal-shooting-case-255651481.html

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20140102/AIK0102/140109918

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-29/augusta-man-shot-killed-hotel

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/obituaries/harrell-ralph-antwain/article_b89ee4f2-a586-57d7-afb1-2efba274c594.html

Double Murder – Killed – Lakendra Elam (Lincoln County, GA)

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Lincolnton, GA – On December 28, 2013, at approximately 10:38 AM, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Augusta Highway and Old Petersburg Road in Lincolnton, Georgia. Upon arriving at the accident scene, deputies located two deceased individuals. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the deceased parties had been shot. A second vehicle was located abandoned at the scene and appeared to have been involved in the accident. The victims have been identified as Lakendra Elam, 27 years old, and Terrence Norman, 28 years old, both of Lincolnton, Georgia.

The GBI was requested to assist with the investigation and has obtained arrest warrants for Courtney Partlow, 29 years old, of Lincolnton, Georgia for Murder. The GBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Partlow. Partlow is to be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any contact with Partlow or knows his whereabouts please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 706-595-4118 or the GBI Office at 706-595-2575. A photograph of Partlow is attached to this release.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in 2013 has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Courtney Partlow, 29, was sentenced April 29 after pleading guilty to two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. Partlow will have those life sentences with the possibility of parole.

Partlow is behind bars for the death of Lakendra Elam and Terrance Norman, both from Lincolnton.

http://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2013-12-30/law-enforcement-seeking-assistance-locating-murder-suspect-lincoln-county

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Lincoln-County-Coroner-called-to-scene-of-apparent-double-homicide–237831041.html

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24319435/double-homicide-lincoln-county

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-28/man-sought-after-2-found-shot-crash-scene

http://www.wfxg.com/story/24319435/double-homicide-lincoln-county

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/augustachronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=168860736

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Terrence-A.-Norman-97636707

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/onlineathens/obituary.aspx?n=terrence-norman&pid=168829589&

Double Murder – Killed – Terrence Norman (Lincoln County, GA)

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Lincolnton, GA – On December 28, 2013, at approximately 10:38 AM, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Augusta Highway and Old Petersburg Road in Lincolnton, Georgia. Upon arriving at the accident scene, deputies located two deceased individuals. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the deceased parties had been shot. A second vehicle was located abandoned at the scene and appeared to have been involved in the accident. The victims have been identified as Lakendra Elam, 27 years old, and Terrence Norman, 28 years old, both of Lincolnton, Georgia.

The GBI was requested to assist with the investigation and has obtained arrest warrants for Courtney Partlow, 29 years old, of Lincolnton, Georgia for Murder. The GBI is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Partlow. Partlow is to be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any contact with Partlow or knows his whereabouts please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 706-595-4118 or the GBI Office at 706-595-2575. A photograph of Partlow is attached to this release.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and another man in 2013 has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Courtney Partlow, 29, was sentenced April 29 after pleading guilty to two counts of murder and one count of armed robbery. Partlow will have those life sentences with the possibility of parole.

Partlow is behind bars for the death of Lakendra Elam and Terrance Norman, both from Lincolnton.

http://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2013-12-30/law-enforcement-seeking-assistance-locating-murder-suspect-lincoln-county

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Lincoln-County-Coroner-called-to-scene-of-apparent-double-homicide–237831041.html

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/24319435/double-homicide-lincoln-county

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-28/man-sought-after-2-found-shot-crash-scene

http://www.wfxg.com/story/24319435/double-homicide-lincoln-county

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/augustachronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=168860736

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Terrence-A.-Norman-97636707

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/onlineathens/obituary.aspx?n=terrence-norman&pid=168829589&

Killed – Francisco Lopez Castillo (Milledgeville, GA)

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The Baldwin County sheriff’s office says they’re trying to find out who shot a man to death outside his home.

Captain Brad King says it happened around 8 p.m. Friday at 108 Selma Drive on the south side of Milledgeville. King says, investigators think they’re dealing with what he calls a domestic case.

The victim, Francisco Lopez Castillo was shot at close range in the chest.

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/milledgeville/2013/12/30/baldwin-man-fatally-shot/4249689/

http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/homicide-investigation-nears-year-mark/article_82240be6-852e-11e4-8bd2-5f3fe731b1a9.html

http://www.unionrecorder.com/archives/man-murdered-on-doorstep/article_e7c1374c-c02a-5b19-ac1d-b587ba8b9238.html

http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/middle-georgia-cold-cases-the-shooting-on-selma/37666/dgaiwyBT70qQGHDGz4uUyA

http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/homicide-investigation-nears-year-mark/article_82240be6-852e-11e4-8bd2-5f3fe731b1a9.html

Killed – John A. Massey (Cobb County, GA)

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Cobb County’s Department of Internal Affairs Unit is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Cobb County police officer.

The shooting happened Friday morning near the 2200 block of Powers Ferry Road.

According to Cobb police, uniform officers initiated an investigation involving a stolen motorcycle parked in the parking lot of an Extended Stay Hotel.

During the investigation, officers came into contact with John A. Massey, 30, Marietta, in one of the hotel rooms.

Police said a physical altercation began between Massey and officers, and Massey produced a handgun.

A Cobb police spokesperson said an officer fired his weapon, killing Massey.

Officers responded at about 10:15 a.m. to a report of a stolen motorcycle that was parked in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America Hotel on Powers Ferry at Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area. During their investigation, officers confronted a suspect in room 345 of the hotel.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24317007/cobb-pd-investigating-a-fatal-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-officer-shoots-kills-cobb-county-man/ncW6B/

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-shot-by-cobb-county-police-after-altercation

http://patch.com/georgia/dallas-hiram/john-allen-massey-30-dies

Killed – Male Teen – Jonathan Pearcey (DeKalb, GA)

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A DeKalb County teen shot in the face last week died over the weekend, police said.

Jonathan Pearcey, 15, died on Saturday, after being in critical condition from the gunshot wound he suffered early Friday morning, police said.

Pearcey’s friend, 17-year-old Jacob Christmas, was arrested mid-day Friday and charged with aggravated assault in Pearcey’s shooting, police said.

Christmas is now charged with murder, DeKalb County Police Capt. Steven Fore told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Fore said there had been an ongoing dispute between the teens that “finally came to a head.” The teens were close friends and it wasn’t uncommon for one to be at the other’s home.

Police said Christmas had been at Pearcey’s home hours before the shooting. Christmas left, Fore said, and returned around 2:30 a.m., and shot Pearcey.

Police were called, and Christmas was later arrested at his home where officers found a handgun, Fore said.

The teen was one of a number of people at a home on Hillcrest Drive SE when he was shot at about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 27.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/cops-dekalb-teen-shot-during-dispute-with-friend-d/ncX9W/

http://patch.com/georgia/eastatlanta/dekalb-teen-shot-in-face-dies

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jonathan-Pearcey&lc=7128&pid=168839721&mid=5796455

Killed – Antonio Terrell Heyward (Savannah, GA)

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a Thursday night shooting that left one man dead in an east Savannah neighborhood.

Antonio Terrell Heyward, 21, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died after the 6:05 p.m. shooting in the 1300 block of East 55th Street in the Edgemore neighborhood, according to SCMPD spokesperson Julian Miller.

Patrol officers from the Islands Precinct found Heyward in the street when they responded to a “shots fired” call.

A 22-year-old Savannah man has been detained for questioning, according to SCMPD.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24314331/one-dead-in-thursday-night

http://savannahnow.com/news/2013-12-27/one-dead-one-detained-east-savannah-shooting

http://savannahnow.com/news/2013-12-27/one-dead-one-detained-east-savannah-shooting#.Ur3EJ7TBxIc

http://www.georgianewsday.com/news/savannah/201377-one-dead-in-east-savannah-shooting.html

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/24314331/one-dead-in-thursday-night

http://www.sidneyjonescampbell.com/obits/obituary.php?id=559187

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Antonio-Terrell-Heyward-97446346

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123122286

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Atlanta, GA)

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On Thursday night, Arnold, his girlfriend and another friend were on a bike trail in the Kirkwood community when shots were fired during the attempted robbery, Atlanta police said. The trio had planned to take pictures of graffiti on the trail when they were approached by two men, according to police.

Xavier Arnold, a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier shot in the head Dec. 26, 2013, during an apparent robbery attempt, died, police said.

The suspects shot Arnold in the head and his friend in the leg as Arnold’s girlfriend watched, police said. Both men were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but Arnold did not survive his injuries.

A female companion who was walking with the two men on a nearby trail, was not injured in the 5:30 p.m. incident, Sgt. Greg Lyon, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, said.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A jury has found both defendants guilty in the trial of a then 14-year-old and 20-year-old accused of murdering an Army reservist.

Prosecutors said Xavier Arnold was shot and killed while walking along a bike trail in Kirkwood in 2013.

Wainwright was 14 and Qutravius Palmer was 20 when they attempted to rob Arnold, his girlfriend, Xenia Aims, and friend Ibrahim Sanusi.

When Arnold resisted, Wainwright shot him in the head and his friend in the leg.

A jury found both men guilty on 23 of the 24 counts they faced.

Wainwright and Palmer were sentenced Tuesday morning to three life sentences plus 15 years.
Aims testified in the trial, describing the day Arnold was killed.

Aims said Wainwright shot Arnold in the head and took off, with Palmer right behind him.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/cops-2-men-shot-in-east-atlanta/ncWRX/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/guilty-verdicts-reached-murder-army-reservist/nmJ8J/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24310893/police-man-in-critical-condition-after-being-shot-in-head

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/family-pushes-peace-after-soldier/ncXhw/

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/kirkwood-edgewood-e-atl/2015/05/12/army-reservist-murder-trial/27161825/

http://patch.com/georgia/eastatlanta/two-shot-on-walking-trail-in-kirkwood

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/two-convicted-of-killing-guardsman-sentence-to-3-l/nmJ8p/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/mourners-remember-slain-reservists-passion-for-lif/nccf2/

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/a-free-spirit-collides-with-a-killer/ncb83/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/local-soldier-shot-killed-kirkwood-robbery/ncXHM/

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/317175/40/Juvenile-arrested-in-Kirkwood-shooting

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2013/12/28/juvenile-charged-in-kirkwood-shooting-vigil-planned-tonight-for-victim-xavier-arnold

http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2014/01/funeral-services-announced-xavier-arnold/

Double Shooting – Killed – Xavier Arnold (Atlanta, GA)

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On Thursday night, Arnold, his girlfriend and another friend were on a bike trail in the Kirkwood community when shots were fired during the attempted robbery, Atlanta police said. The trio had planned to take pictures of graffiti on the trail when they were approached by two men, according to police.

Xavier Arnold, a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier shot in the head Dec. 26, 2013, during an apparent robbery attempt, died, police said.

The suspects shot Arnold in the head and his friend in the leg as Arnold’s girlfriend watched, police said. Both men were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but Arnold did not survive his injuries.

A female companion who was walking with the two men on a nearby trail, was not injured in the 5:30 p.m. incident, Sgt. Greg Lyon, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, said.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A jury has found both defendants guilty in the trial of a then 14-year-old and 20-year-old accused of murdering an Army reservist.

Prosecutors said Xavier Arnold was shot and killed while walking along a bike trail in Kirkwood in 2013.

Wainwright was 14 and Qutravius Palmer was 20 when they attempted to rob Arnold, his girlfriend, Xenia Aims, and friend Ibrahim Sanusi.

When Arnold resisted, Wainwright shot him in the head and his friend in the leg.

A jury found both men guilty on 23 of the 24 counts they faced.

Wainwright and Palmer were sentenced Tuesday morning to three life sentences plus 15 years.
Aims testified in the trial, describing the day Arnold was killed.

Aims said Wainwright shot Arnold in the head and took off, with Palmer right behind him.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/cops-2-men-shot-in-east-atlanta/ncWRX/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/guilty-verdicts-reached-murder-army-reservist/nmJ8J/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24310893/police-man-in-critical-condition-after-being-shot-in-head

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/family-pushes-peace-after-soldier/ncXhw/

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/kirkwood-edgewood-e-atl/2015/05/12/army-reservist-murder-trial/27161825/

http://patch.com/georgia/eastatlanta/two-shot-on-walking-trail-in-kirkwood

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/two-convicted-of-killing-guardsman-sentence-to-3-l/nmJ8p/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/mourners-remember-slain-reservists-passion-for-lif/nccf2/

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/a-free-spirit-collides-with-a-killer/ncb83/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/local-soldier-shot-killed-kirkwood-robbery/ncXHM/

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/317175/40/Juvenile-arrested-in-Kirkwood-shooting

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2013/12/28/juvenile-charged-in-kirkwood-shooting-vigil-planned-tonight-for-victim-xavier-arnold

http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2014/01/funeral-services-announced-xavier-arnold/

Killed – Gregory Parson (Sandy Springs, GA)

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A Clayton County man has been charged in a fatal shooting over money owed Wednesday evening in Sandy Springs.

Gregory Parson, 24, died late Wednesday at North Fulton Hospital from at least one gunshot wound to the stomach, said Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose. Parson’s alleged assailant, Demetrius Dunn, 25, was arrested at the Parc of Dunwoody Apartments in the 1000 block of Brentwood Way, where the shooting occurred around 6 p.m.

Parson was rushed to North Fulton Hospital but was pronounced dead at about 10 p.m., Rose said.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/sandy-springs-man-killed-in-christmas-night-shooti/ncT3H/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/girlfriend-says-christmas-night-killing-was-self-d/ncZCZ/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24304905/christmas-day-shooting-leaves-man-in-critical-condition

http://www.examiner.com/article/one-man-killed-another-arrested-christmas-night-shooting-sandy-springs

Killed – Alan Scott Fyfe (Flowery Branch, GA)

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A Flowery Branch man was shot and killed Christmas morning by his brother, Hall County sheriff’s deputies report.

The shooting was witnessed by the suspect’s son, who called 911 around 9:30 a.m. but hung up without talking, said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Mitchell.

Mark Alan Fyfe, 52, was arrested following a standoff with deputies in the 6400 block of River Hill Drive. His brother, 54-year-old Alan Scott Fyfe was found lying in the backyard of the residence, mortally wounded, Mitchell said. Alan Fyfe was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

His brother, holed up inside the apartment with his son, Kevin, refused to open the door to deputies inquiring who had made the 911 call. The Hall County SWAT team was called in and negotiated his surrender without incident, Mitchell said.

Mark Fyfe, being held without bond in the Hall County Jail, was charged with murder, three counts of obstructing an officer and one count of interfering with government property, Mitchell said. Kevin Fyfe, 21, was not charged.

Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller handed down the maximum 20-year prison sentence for the voluntary manslaughter charge. The felony obstruction of an officer count carried a five-year consecutive sentence with the first two years to be served in confinement.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/flowery-branch-man-charged-in-shooting-death-of-hi/ncT4h/

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http://savannahnow.com/latest-news/2013-12-26/ga-man-arrested-brothers-shooting-death#.Urx9fLTBxIc

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2013/dec/26/cops-flowery-branch-man-shot-killed-brother-on/

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-12-26/georgia-man-arrested-brothers-shooting-death

http://www.azcentral.com/news/free/20131226ga-man-arrested-brothers-shooting-death.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Michael John Polite (Savannah, GA)

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A double shooting on Savannah’s westside on Christmas Eve killed a man and hospitalized a woman.

Michael John Polite, 38, and a 44-year-old woman were shot about 9:30 p.m. near their residence in the 800 block of Elliott Street in Savannah’s Carver Heights neighborhood, said Julian Miller, Savannah-Chatham police spokesman. Both were rushed to Memorial University Medical Center where Polite died. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Miller said both victims were involved in a conversation with a man in an SUV near their home when that man pulled a gun and shot both of them.

Police said Maurice Jamar Bentley, 31, is wanted on charges in the death of Michael John Polite, 38, on Dec. 24. Polite, a father of four, was shot dead in the 800 block of Elliott Avenue.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-25/one-dead-one-injured-savannah-christmas-eve-shooting#.Urx-erTBxIc

http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-01-06/savannah-shooting-leaves-1-arrested-1-hospital

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-25/one-dead-one-injured-savannah-christmas-eve-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24327761/man-sought-on-murder-charges-in-elliott-avenue-shooting

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/dec/26/gunman-opens-fire-couple-savannah-killing-1/127504/

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24302002/scmpd-investigating-christmas-eve-homocide-double-shooting

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?pid=168758544

http://www.adamsfuneralservicesinc.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11667/id/2361978

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Savannah, GA)

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A double shooting on Savannah’s westside on Christmas Eve killed a man and hospitalized a woman.

Michael John Polite, 38, and a 44-year-old woman were shot about 9:30 p.m. near their residence in the 800 block of Elliott Street in Savannah’s Carver Heights neighborhood, said Julian Miller, Savannah-Chatham police spokesman. Both were rushed to Memorial University Medical Center where Polite died. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Miller said both victims were involved in a conversation with a man in an SUV near their home when that man pulled a gun and shot both of them.

Police said Maurice Jamar Bentley, 31, is wanted on charges in the death of Michael John Polite, 38, on Dec. 24. Polite, a father of four, was shot dead in the 800 block of Elliott Avenue.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-25/one-dead-one-injured-savannah-christmas-eve-shooting#.Urx-erTBxIc

http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-01-06/savannah-shooting-leaves-1-arrested-1-hospital

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-25/one-dead-one-injured-savannah-christmas-eve-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24327761/man-sought-on-murder-charges-in-elliott-avenue-shooting

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/dec/26/gunman-opens-fire-couple-savannah-killing-1/127504/

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24302002/scmpd-investigating-christmas-eve-homocide-double-shooting

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?pid=168758544

http://www.adamsfuneralservicesinc.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11667/id/2361978

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Thelma Vinhal (Marietta, GA)

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The three people shot and killed Sunday afternoon at a Cobb County apartment complex were the victims of a double murder-suicide, police said Monday.

Responding to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. to the Ivy Ridge apartments at Delk and Bentley roads, police discovered the bodies of Pericles Demoura, Thelma Vinhal and Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, all of Marietta, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that Demoura shot Guinato-Bernardes, 30, and Vinhal, 35, Bowman said. Vinhal was Demoura’s ex-girlfriend. Guinato-Bernardes was Vinhal’s boyfriend.

Demoura, 45, turned the gun on himself and took his own life, Bowman said.

Double Murder/Suicide (12/22/13 @ 1432 hours in Zone 4) The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit continues to investigate a double murder/suicide, which occurred at 2650 Bentley Road S.E. in Marietta, Georgia.

According to investigators, uniform officers from Precinct-4 were dispatched by the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center to the Ivy Ridge Apartment Homes complex in reference to three people being shot. When Cobb County police officers arrived at apartment 20J, they discovered the bodies of two deceased males and a female inside the residence.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that 45 year old Pericles Demoura of Marietta, Georgia entered the apartment and shot his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, identified as 30 year old Euclides Guinato-Bernardes of Marietta, Georgia. Within moments of doing so, he shot his ex-girlfriend, identified as 35 year old Thelma Vinhal of Marietta, Georgia. Pericles Demoura then took his own life by shooting himself.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/3-people-shot-in-cobb/ncR4M/

http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2508:double-murder-suicide-12-22-13-1432-hours-in-zone-4&catid=211&Itemid=926

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531519/Double-murder-suicide-Atlanta-suburb-man-bursts-ex-girlfriends-apartment-shoots-her-boyfriend-dead-taking-life.html

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24285828/cobb-county-police-investigate-triple-fatal-shooting-at-apartment-complex

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1956782/

http://www.examiner.com/article/cops-man-kills-his-ex-girlfriend-her-boyfriend-and-himself-triple-shooting

http://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/3-shot-dead-at-bentley-road-apartment

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/12/thelma-vinhal-euclides-guinato-bernardes-killed-pericles-demoura-murder-suicide.html

http://marietta.11alive.com/news/news/532752-cobb-county-apartment-deaths-ruled-double-murder-suicide

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Euclides Guinato-Bernardes (Marietta, GA)

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The three people shot and killed Sunday afternoon at a Cobb County apartment complex were the victims of a double murder-suicide, police said Monday.

Responding to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. to the Ivy Ridge apartments at Delk and Bentley roads, police discovered the bodies of Pericles Demoura, Thelma Vinhal and Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, all of Marietta, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that Demoura shot Guinato-Bernardes, 30, and Vinhal, 35, Bowman said. Vinhal was Demoura’s ex-girlfriend. Guinato-Bernardes was Vinhal’s boyfriend.

Demoura, 45, turned the gun on himself and took his own life, Bowman said.

Double Murder/Suicide (12/22/13 @ 1432 hours in Zone 4) The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit continues to investigate a double murder/suicide, which occurred at 2650 Bentley Road S.E. in Marietta, Georgia.

According to investigators, uniform officers from Precinct-4 were dispatched by the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center to the Ivy Ridge Apartment Homes complex in reference to three people being shot. When Cobb County police officers arrived at apartment 20J, they discovered the bodies of two deceased males and a female inside the residence.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that 45 year old Pericles Demoura of Marietta, Georgia entered the apartment and shot his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, identified as 30 year old Euclides Guinato-Bernardes of Marietta, Georgia. Within moments of doing so, he shot his ex-girlfriend, identified as 35 year old Thelma Vinhal of Marietta, Georgia. Pericles Demoura then took his own life by shooting himself.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/3-people-shot-in-cobb/ncR4M/

http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2508:double-murder-suicide-12-22-13-1432-hours-in-zone-4&catid=211&Itemid=926

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531519/Double-murder-suicide-Atlanta-suburb-man-bursts-ex-girlfriends-apartment-shoots-her-boyfriend-dead-taking-life.html

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24285828/cobb-county-police-investigate-triple-fatal-shooting-at-apartment-complex

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1956782/

http://www.examiner.com/article/cops-man-kills-his-ex-girlfriend-her-boyfriend-and-himself-triple-shooting

http://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/3-shot-dead-at-bentley-road-apartment

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/12/thelma-vinhal-euclides-guinato-bernardes-killed-pericles-demoura-murder-suicide.html

http://marietta.11alive.com/news/news/532752-cobb-county-apartment-deaths-ruled-double-murder-suicide

Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – Pericles Demoura (Marietta, GA)

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The three people shot and killed Sunday afternoon at a Cobb County apartment complex were the victims of a double murder-suicide, police said Monday.

Responding to a 911 call around 2:30 p.m. to the Ivy Ridge apartments at Delk and Bentley roads, police discovered the bodies of Pericles Demoura, Thelma Vinhal and Euclides Guinato-Bernardes, all of Marietta, Cobb County police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman said.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that Demoura shot Guinato-Bernardes, 30, and Vinhal, 35, Bowman said. Vinhal was Demoura’s ex-girlfriend. Guinato-Bernardes was Vinhal’s boyfriend.

Demoura, 45, turned the gun on himself and took his own life, Bowman said.

Double Murder/Suicide (12/22/13 @ 1432 hours in Zone 4) The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit continues to investigate a double murder/suicide, which occurred at 2650 Bentley Road S.E. in Marietta, Georgia.

According to investigators, uniform officers from Precinct-4 were dispatched by the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center to the Ivy Ridge Apartment Homes complex in reference to three people being shot. When Cobb County police officers arrived at apartment 20J, they discovered the bodies of two deceased males and a female inside the residence.

Evidence and witness statements from the crime scene indicate that 45 year old Pericles Demoura of Marietta, Georgia entered the apartment and shot his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, identified as 30 year old Euclides Guinato-Bernardes of Marietta, Georgia. Within moments of doing so, he shot his ex-girlfriend, identified as 35 year old Thelma Vinhal of Marietta, Georgia. Pericles Demoura then took his own life by shooting himself.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/3-people-shot-in-cobb/ncR4M/

http://www.cobbcounty.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2508:double-murder-suicide-12-22-13-1432-hours-in-zone-4&catid=211&Itemid=926

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2531519/Double-murder-suicide-Atlanta-suburb-man-bursts-ex-girlfriends-apartment-shoots-her-boyfriend-dead-taking-life.html

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24285828/cobb-county-police-investigate-triple-fatal-shooting-at-apartment-complex

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/crime/2014/03/06/1956782/

http://www.examiner.com/article/cops-man-kills-his-ex-girlfriend-her-boyfriend-and-himself-triple-shooting

http://patch.com/georgia/eastcobb/3-shot-dead-at-bentley-road-apartment

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/12/thelma-vinhal-euclides-guinato-bernardes-killed-pericles-demoura-murder-suicide.html

http://marietta.11alive.com/news/news/532752-cobb-county-apartment-deaths-ruled-double-murder-suicide

Killed – Jamey Spurlock (Albany, GA)

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Corporal Terrance Bryant and the Albany Police Department held a news conference Friday afternoon to ask for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for the death of 34-year-old Jamey Spurlock.

Spurlock was shot and killed Sunday, Dec. 22 around 8:30 p.m. in East Albany. Spurlock and his son had just left Spurlock’s fiancé’s house when he realized he had a flat tire on Silica Drive.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) has arrested an Albany, Georgia most wanted homicide suspect.

18-year old Demonta Price of Albany has been arrested on charges of first degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and violation of parole on an original conviction of armed robbery.

Authorities were looking for price after investigators say they determined that Price and his two brothers, 23-year old Demetrice Price and 20-year old Kovarious Price were involved in the brutal murder and robbery of Jamey Spurlock.

Albany Police Department investigators say on the night of December 22, 2013, 35-year old Jamey Spurlock was changing a tire on Silica Road when Price and his two brothers confronted Spurlock, shot him and killed him during a robbery. Spurlock had 3 children and a fiancé.

Both Demetrice and Kovarious Price are currently in custody in Albany, GA charged with Murder and Robbery. Demonta Price was named one of Albany’s Most Wanted and members of the US Marshals began searching for Price on January 6, 2014.

http://www.wfxl.com/news/story.aspx?id=989968#.VfSoy9JViko

http://www.wtxl.com/news/albany-most-wanted-murder-suspect-arrested-in-tallahassee/article_cbbb943c-aa4f-11e3-8a4c-0017a43b2370.html

http://www.walb.com/story/24292112/man-murdered-just-weeks-before-his-wedding

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http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2014/jan/06/jamey-charles-spurlock/?obituaries

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2013/dec/24/jamey-charles-spurlock/?obituaries

Killed – Arthur J. Holt Jr. (Columbus, GA)

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A Phenix City man Arthur J. Holt Jr., 26, is dead, the result of an early morning shooting Sunday.

Muscogee County Chief Deputy Coroner Freeman Worley said Holt was shot several times.

He was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center at 3:49 a.m.

Worley said Holt arrived at the hospital at 2:46 a.m. which was shortly after the shooting. Worley said the body will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.

Lt. J.R. McMichael of the Columbus Police Department’s Robbery and Homicide Division said officers received a call about the shooting at 2:20 a.m. and responded. They found Holt suffering from gunshot wounds and he was taken by EMS to the hospital.

McMichael said the shooting took place on a deck of the Hardaway Building Parking Garage located at the corner of 10th Street and Front Avenue.

Arthur J. Holt Jr.’s final moments were spent seeking peace, according to court testimony.

Detectives described a scene of bedlam during their recounting of the altercation which led to the 26-year-old’s fatal shooting during a Tuesday morning Recorder’s Court hearing for 21-year-old suspected gunman Marquis Tirese Shaw.

Shaw faces one charge for murder and one for aggravated assault.

Tensions began rising Dec. 22 when two groups of people left Mario’s Restaurant and began walking toward the Hardaway Parking Garage at 919 Broadway, detectives told the court. A member from the first group — a gathering of three people which included Holt — exchanged harsh words with a member of the second group.

The second group was made up of about six to eight people, and included Shaw.

Sometime during the argument, members of the first and second group began fighting. Holt and another victim tried to break up the fight. The second victim — who was later shot at, but survived — told police that Shaw came up behind him while he tried to break up the fight and bashed him in the back of the head with a gun.

That’s when the scene became truly chaotic, detectives told the court.

Someone in the group yelled out that Shaw had a weapon. After a few shots were fired, the crowd panicked and scattered.

It is unclear when Shaw allegedly shot Holt, but detectives said the surviving victim was able to partially reconstruct the scene.

Shaw chased the victim into the parking garage, where he fired at least one shot toward him. But the victim also had a gun — a .45 caliber semi-automatic that he used to shoot back at the suspect. He continued to defend himself as he ran down the parking garage ramp and toward Front Avenue.

Holt was later found between two cars in the parking garage with at least four gunshot wounds. The two fatal 9mm bullets entered through his upper left back and traveled down to his pelvic region.

According to the surviving victim, Shaw was near where Holt was found when he fired at the victim.

Several witnesses, including members of Shaw’s group, reported seeing Shaw with a weapon, detectives said. Between five and ten shell casings — belonging to a 9mm, .40 cal., .45 cal. — were also found on the scene. Police have been able to place Shaw with the 9mm and the surviving victim with the .45 cal., but are unsure who fired the .40 cal.

A few witnesses told police that Holt had the .40 cal., but the gun has not been recovered.

Judge Michael Cielinski set Shaw’s bond at $50,000. No bond was set on the murder charge.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29316478.html

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29316580.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24283585/one-person-dead-after-shooting-in-downtown-columbus

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http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/12/phenix_city_man_dies_in_shooti.html

Killed – Wesley Gaddy (Pine Mountain, GA)

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A former Troup County deputy was shot and killed Wednesday night in Pine Mountain, authorities said Thursday.

Wesley Gaddy, a former narcotics detective who resigned in July, died on the scene, Troup County Deputy Stewart Smith said.

“It was not domestic,” he said of the fatal shooting, which occurred in the 300 block of Bill Taylor Rd. “Troup County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI are investigating the murder.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/ex-troup-county-deputy-shot-killed-in-pine-mountai/ncPrP/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lagrangenews/obituary.aspx?pid=168746993

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Sherrie Newton (Cobb, GA)

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A wife and mother found dead earlier this week in her East Cobb home may have been killed by a stalker, according to a friend. Police say there was no other relationship between the two except in passing.

Sherrie Newton, 43, was found struck by multiple gunshots inside her home off of Post Oak Tritt Road, on Dec. 18. Newton’s husband found her, along with 26-year-old Bryan Bunch, both dead. Bunch had a single gunshot wound to the head. Authorities state that based upon initial evidence, it appears as if Bunch was the shooter.

There was speculation that Bunch was part of the construction crew that worked on the Newtons’ home. The family started renovations earlier this year, and neighbors informed Cobb police that several construction workers had been at the home daily while working.

However, a friend of Newton’s who wishes to remain anonymous, told police that Newton and Bunch met at the gym only briefly last year. Bunch asked Newton out on a date, but she declined, stating that she was happily married and had a child. Newton had her phone number changed shortly after, and according to her friend, she did not have any contact with Bunch since then.

After accessing his records, police determined that Bunch lived on Fairfield Court, only a few miles away from Newton. He doesn’t appear to have a criminal history, according to Cobb police.

Reportedly, Bunch drove to Newton’s home while she was upstairs packing for a business trip. He entered the home through the garage, walked up the stairs, and shot her several times in the back. He then placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

A man and a woman were found dead in an East Cobb home this Wednesday, and authorities released a statement the following day, describing the deaths as a murder-suicide, according to the Cobb County police.

Marty, Newton’s husband, informed authorities that he returned home at around 5:30 p.m., where he saw the body of Bunch and his wife. He immediately dialed 911.

http://www.examiner.com/article/woman-east-cobb-murder-suicide-most-likely-had-a-stalker

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/2-found-dead-in-cobb/ncPTk/

http://www.examiner.com/article/police-suspect-murder-suicide-east-cobb

http://www.eastcobber.com/authorities-investigating-suspected-murder-suicide-at-east-cobb-home

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-12-19/2-deaths-cobb-county-ruled-murder-suicide

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24266041/man-woman-found-dead-in-marietta-ruled-murdersuicide

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Sherrie-Newton&lc=7132&pid=168648905&mid=5783705

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Bryan Bunch (Cobb, GA)

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A wife and mother found dead earlier this week in her East Cobb home may have been killed by a stalker, according to a friend. Police say there was no other relationship between the two except in passing.

Sherrie Newton, 43, was found struck by multiple gunshots inside her home off of Post Oak Tritt Road, on Dec. 18. Newton’s husband found her, along with 26-year-old Bryan Bunch, both dead. Bunch had a single gunshot wound to the head. Authorities state that based upon initial evidence, it appears as if Bunch was the shooter.

There was speculation that Bunch was part of the construction crew that worked on the Newtons’ home. The family started renovations earlier this year, and neighbors informed Cobb police that several construction workers had been at the home daily while working.

However, a friend of Newton’s who wishes to remain anonymous, told police that Newton and Bunch met at the gym only briefly last year. Bunch asked Newton out on a date, but she declined, stating that she was happily married and had a child. Newton had her phone number changed shortly after, and according to her friend, she did not have any contact with Bunch since then.

After accessing his records, police determined that Bunch lived on Fairfield Court, only a few miles away from Newton. He doesn’t appear to have a criminal history, according to Cobb police.

Reportedly, Bunch drove to Newton’s home while she was upstairs packing for a business trip. He entered the home through the garage, walked up the stairs, and shot her several times in the back. He then placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger.

A man and a woman were found dead in an East Cobb home this Wednesday, and authorities released a statement the following day, describing the deaths as a murder-suicide, according to the Cobb County police.

Marty, Newton’s husband, informed authorities that he returned home at around 5:30 p.m., where he saw the body of Bunch and his wife. He immediately dialed 911.

http://www.examiner.com/article/woman-east-cobb-murder-suicide-most-likely-had-a-stalker

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/2-found-dead-in-cobb/ncPTk/

http://www.examiner.com/article/police-suspect-murder-suicide-east-cobb

http://www.eastcobber.com/authorities-investigating-suspected-murder-suicide-at-east-cobb-home

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-12-19/2-deaths-cobb-county-ruled-murder-suicide

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24266041/man-woman-found-dead-in-marietta-ruled-murdersuicide

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Sherrie-Newton&lc=7132&pid=168648905&mid=5783705

Killed – Man (Atlanta, GA)

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A male body was found around 4 a.m. by a passerby on Martin Luther King Drive, who told APD dispatch that he possibly had a gunshot wound to the head.

The body was found unresponsive, by responding officers, at/near the Chevron Station close to the cross street of Adamsville Drive. Police shut down Martin Luther King Drive as they investigated the murder.

According to the APD, “on today’s date, approximately 4:20 am, Zone One units responded to a person shot call at 3660 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest Atlanta, Georgia. Upon their arrival, a black male was found lying [on his back] in the roadway unresponsive. Grady Hospital Ambulance 364 responded and transported the victim to Grady Hospital, where tending physician, Doctor Chisletta pronounced the victim dead, at 5:05 am. The decedent had no identification on his person. The investigation is ongoing……”

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in northwest Atlanta was shut down during the early stages of Wednesday morning commute while police investigated a fatal shooting.

http://patch.com/georgia/cascade/man-found-dead-on-martin-luther-king-dr-in-adamsville

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/man-shot-and-killed-along-martin-luther-king-jr-dr/ncNmf/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/1-shot-killed-street-sw-atlanta/ncNmQ/

Killed – Jammal Pendergraph (Savannah, GA)

Jammal Pendergraph

Police say a 20-year-old man whom they found severely injured in a Cann Park street Tuesday afternoon died after he was taken to a hospital.

Jammal Pendergraph, 20, of the 700 block of Tatum Street died at Memorial University Medical Center after officers found him in lying on the 800 block of West 47th Street about 2 p.m., said Julian Miller, Savannah-Chatham police spokesman.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-17/police-investigate-after-injured-man-found-west-47th-street-savannah#.UroJSPujSSo

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24254959/police-seek-clues-in-47th-street-death-investigation

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?pid=168632468

http://www.sidneyjonescampbell.com/obits/obituary.php?id=559456

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Jammal-Todd-Pendergraph-97403849

Killed – Juanita Calvert (Marietta, GA)

Juanita Calvert

Police Wednesday identified the elderly woman found dead in her home Tuesday morning as 86-year-old Juanita Calvert of Marietta.

Marietta Police spokesman Officer David Baldwin said Calvert “died of an apparent gunshot wound under very suspicious circumstances.”

Just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went to a home in the 200 block of Aviation Road, found a deceased elderly woman and called 911, he said. The man is the caretaker for the couple who lives at the home and is cooperating with detectives, Baldwin said.

The woman’s husband was at home at the time of the incident, but Baldwin said the husband “is not considered a person of interest and was not injured.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/elderly-woman-found-dead-in-marietta-home/ncMz2/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24240673/elderly-womans-death-considered-suspicious

http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/elderly-womans-murder-leaves-police-hunting-suspec/ncNRC/

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/316250/3/86-year-old-Marietta-woman-dead-from-gunshot-at-home

http://www.examiner.com/article/woman-89-found-shot-to-death-marietta-home-she-shared-with-boyfriend

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/obituaries/article_2214df4e-68fd-11e3-b09f-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.morgansfuneralhome.com/obituary/Juanity-Dean-Calvert/_/1423174

Killed – David Myers (College Park, GA)

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The 28-year-old man who was shot to death in College Park Friday afternoon may have died because of an argument over a bicycle, police said Saturday.

“It is a sad thing that something like this takes place over a piece of metal,” Officer Wayne Hood told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

David Myers, of Decatur, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police: Dispute over bike may have preceded fatal College Park shooting photo
David Walter Roberts Jr., 30, is accused of fatally shooting a man outside a gas station Friday afternoon, according to College Park Police.

Detectives were still searching for the suspect late Saturday morning, Hood said.

Witnesses told police that David Walter Roberts Jr., 30, shot Myers outside the Chevron Food Mart in the 2200 block of Godby Road. Officers were called about 4:45 p.m. and arrived to find Myers with a gunshot wound to his chest, Sgt. Jeff Hightower said.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/man-28-shot-to-death-at-college-park-gas-station/ncKyf/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/1-shot-outside-college-park-gas-station/ncKsN/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24220477/police-search-for-murder

Double Shooting – Killed – Man (Stone Mountain, GA)

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DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another in the hospital.

The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Publix off South Hairston Road in Stone Mountain. The victims, however, ended up at Walgreens.

Police said one man was shot and then hit by a car. He later died. Police are not sure if the cause of death was the gunshot wound or injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.

Another man was shot multiple times in the upper torso. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and is recovering.

Police do not yet know who shot the men or what the motive was.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24199511/one-dead-after-double-shooting-in-dekalb-county

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24199511/one-dead-after-double-shooting-in-dekalb-county

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Stone Mountain, GA)

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DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another in the hospital.

The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Publix off South Hairston Road in Stone Mountain. The victims, however, ended up at Walgreens.

Police said one man was shot and then hit by a car. He later died. Police are not sure if the cause of death was the gunshot wound or injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.

Another man was shot multiple times in the upper torso. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and is recovering.

Police do not yet know who shot the men or what the motive was.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24199511/one-dead-after-double-shooting-in-dekalb-county

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24199511/one-dead-after-double-shooting-in-dekalb-county

Killed – Rirecrase Colzie (Atlanta, GA)

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The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office Wednesday identified the man shot late Sunday night at an apartment building east of downtown.

Rirecrase Colzie, 38, Atlanta, was visiting a friend at the Auburn Glenn apartments on Boulevard when he answered a knock on the door, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“It was at that time we believe a suspect produced a handgun and discharged a weapon several times, fatally injuring the victim in this case,” Atlanta police Major Keith Meadows told Channel 2.

Colzie died from a gunshot wound to the back, according to the medical examiner.

The shooting happened just before midnight Sunday on the fourth floor of the complex. According to Atlanta police spokesman, Captain Keith Meadows, a man was visiting his girlfriend at the complex. He responded to a knock at the door and was shot multiple times by an unknown individual. The victim’s girlfriend did not see the shooter and was unable to provide a description.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/man-fatally-shot-at-boulevard-apartment/ncFs6/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-man-shot-killed-opening-front-door/ncFrD/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24168270/fatal-shooting-at-northeast-atlanta-apartment-complex

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/24168270/fatal-shooting-at-northeast-atlanta-apartment-complex

http://m.ajc.com/news/news/local/man-fatally-shot-at-boulevard-apartment/ncFs6/

Killed – Christopher Pierce (Woodstock, GA)

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A 47-year-old Cherokee County man was found shot to death late Sunday inside his home near Woodstock, authorities said.

Christopher Pierce had last been seen by family members on Saturday, according to Cherokee County sheriff’s Lt. Jay Baker.

Pierce’s father called 911 after finding his son dead Sunday night at the Misty Hollow Way home where he lived alone, Baker said.

Three of four people who were indicted in connection to the murder of a man in his unincorporated Woodstock home have pleaded guilty and sentenced for their part in the crime.

Krystle Gail Taylor, 28, Benson Kyle Lloyd, 28, and Lindsey Morgan Campbell, 26, all entered guilty pleas on Friday in Cherokee County Superior Court.

Taylor pleaded guilty to burglary in the first degree, possession of methamphetamine and felony theft by taking and was sentenced to 15 years, with seven to serve in prison and the rest on probation. Lloyd pleaded guilty to burglary in the first degree and received a 15-year sentence, five of which he will serve in prison and the rest on probation.

Campbell also pleaded guilty to burglary in the first degree and received a 10-year sentence. She will spend three years behind the bars and rest of her sentence will be served on probation.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/man-found-shot-to-death-in-home-near-woodstock/ncFsk/

http://patch.com/georgia/woodstock/woodstock-murder-suspects-plead-guilty-get-prison-time

http://patch.com/georgia/woodstock/man-killed-inside-home-near-woodstock

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/trio-wanted-in-cherokee-shooting-death/ncGq3/

Triple Shooting – Killed – Hector Brown (Savannah, GA)

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Hector Brown, 36, was killed and two others were injured about 11:29 p.m. in a shooting on the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

Miller said Brown and the other two shooting victims left a party in that block of Savannah’s Live Oak neighborhood when the shots were fired. They reported a man in a pickup pulled up beside their vehicle and opened fire, Miller said.

The three men were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Brown was pronounced dead on arrival, and the other two men were treated for their injures, Miller said.

Savannah-Chatham police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in the Dec. 7 shooting death of a 36-year-old man on Savannah’s eastside.

Police are asking the public to help them located 27-year-old Michael Napoleon Gregory as part of their homicide investigation into Hector Brown’s death last month, said Julian Miller, police spokesman. Brown died of his injuries after he and two other men were shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-08/police-two-dead-three-hospitalized-after-saturday-violence-savannah#.UqYZxOLBxId

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2014-01-27/police-seek-man-questioning-dec-shooting-death

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24175888/neighbors-not-surprised-after-deadly-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/25117954/man-wanted-for-questioning-in-december-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24168886/scmpd-investigates-rash-of-weekend-crimes

http://onlineathens.com/associated-press/2013-12-09/2-killed-3-others-wounded-savannah-violence

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/12/11/2843780_hector-brown.html?rh=1

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Savannah, GA)

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Hector Brown, 36, was killed and two others were injured about 11:29 p.m. in a shooting on the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

Miller said Brown and the other two shooting victims left a party in that block of Savannah’s Live Oak neighborhood when the shots were fired. They reported a man in a pickup pulled up beside their vehicle and opened fire, Miller said.

The three men were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Brown was pronounced dead on arrival, and the other two men were treated for their injures, Miller said.

Savannah-Chatham police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in the Dec. 7 shooting death of a 36-year-old man on Savannah’s eastside.

Police are asking the public to help them located 27-year-old Michael Napoleon Gregory as part of their homicide investigation into Hector Brown’s death last month, said Julian Miller, police spokesman. Brown died of his injuries after he and two other men were shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-08/police-two-dead-three-hospitalized-after-saturday-violence-savannah#.UqYZxOLBxId

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2014-01-27/police-seek-man-questioning-dec-shooting-death

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24175888/neighbors-not-surprised-after-deadly-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/25117954/man-wanted-for-questioning-in-december-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24168886/scmpd-investigates-rash-of-weekend-crimes

http://onlineathens.com/associated-press/2013-12-09/2-killed-3-others-wounded-savannah-violence

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/12/11/2843780_hector-brown.html?rh=1

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Savannah, GA)

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Hector Brown, 36, was killed and two others were injured about 11:29 p.m. in a shooting on the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

Miller said Brown and the other two shooting victims left a party in that block of Savannah’s Live Oak neighborhood when the shots were fired. They reported a man in a pickup pulled up beside their vehicle and opened fire, Miller said.

The three men were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. Brown was pronounced dead on arrival, and the other two men were treated for their injures, Miller said.

Savannah-Chatham police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in the Dec. 7 shooting death of a 36-year-old man on Savannah’s eastside.

Police are asking the public to help them located 27-year-old Michael Napoleon Gregory as part of their homicide investigation into Hector Brown’s death last month, said Julian Miller, police spokesman. Brown died of his injuries after he and two other men were shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 39th Street.

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2013-12-08/police-two-dead-three-hospitalized-after-saturday-violence-savannah#.UqYZxOLBxId

http://savannahnow.com/crime/2014-01-27/police-seek-man-questioning-dec-shooting-death

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24175888/neighbors-not-surprised-after-deadly-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/25117954/man-wanted-for-questioning-in-december-shooting

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24168886/scmpd-investigates-rash-of-weekend-crimes

http://onlineathens.com/associated-press/2013-12-09/2-killed-3-others-wounded-savannah-violence

http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/12/11/2843780_hector-brown.html?rh=1

Killed – Richard Stanley Lane (Brunswick, GA)

Richard Stanley Lane

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The Brunswick Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that left one man dead early Friday morning.

According to a police release, 25-year-old Richard Stanley Lane was found lying near an entrance to Mary Ross Park with multiple gunshot wounds just after midnight.

Lane was taken to South East Georgia Health System in Brunswick and died about 1:30 a.m.

Police responded to a call at 1:17 a.m. to a report of several gunshots fired and a person yelling for help. Police said officers found Richard Stanley Lane, 25, lying in the north entrance to Mary Ross Park with several gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the South East Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus Emergency Room. He was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m.

http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/337566/3/Police-Man-dies-after-shooting-near-park

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24156700/man-fatally-shot-in-early-friday-in-brunswick

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2013-12-06/story/man-shot-death-entrance-brunswick-waterfront-park

http://www.kpho.com/story/24156700/man-fatally-shot-in-early-friday-in-brunswick

http://prd-jax-ngx01.groupz.net/news/georgia/2013-12-06/story/man-shot-death-entrance-brunswick-waterfront-park

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Lane&lc=7133&pid=168387082&mid=5765890

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Richard-Stanley-Lane-97305299

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Boy – Michael Cyrus Green (Richmond Hill, GA)

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The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.

The victims are Michael Cyrus Green, 8, and his mother, 40-year-old Ivette Christine Greene. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds, RHPD said in a press release, and the woman left a note at the scene.

According to police, the bodies were discovered by the father, Mike Greene, who also lives at the home on 744 Bristol Way. Greene told investigators he left for work around 6 a.m. and got a text from his wife to return home. When he got back to the house he found the two bodies and called police.

The case is being investigated by RHPD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Police said the mother was estranged from her immediate family, who live outside the U.S. and police were still trying to notify family members late Wednesday.

http://www.coastalcourier.com/archives/62456/

http://savannahnow.com/bryan-county-now/2013-12-04/richmond-hill-murder-suicideconfirmed#.UqFSDuK3AgE

http://savannahnow.com/bryan-county-now/2013-12-04/richmond-hill-murder-suicideconfirmed

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24136888/evidence-points-to-murder-suicide-in-richmond-hill

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2340495&fh_id=13934

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Michael-Cyrus-Green-97217817

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Ivette Christine Green (Richmond Hill, GA)

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The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.

The victims are Michael Cyrus Green, 8, and his mother, 40-year-old Ivette Christine Greene. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds, RHPD said in a press release, and the woman left a note at the scene.

According to police, the bodies were discovered by the father, Mike Greene, who also lives at the home on 744 Bristol Way. Greene told investigators he left for work around 6 a.m. and got a text from his wife to return home. When he got back to the house he found the two bodies and called police.

The case is being investigated by RHPD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Police said the mother was estranged from her immediate family, who live outside the U.S. and police were still trying to notify family members late Wednesday.

http://www.coastalcourier.com/archives/62456/

http://savannahnow.com/bryan-county-now/2013-12-04/richmond-hill-murder-suicideconfirmed#.UqFSDuK3AgE

http://savannahnow.com/bryan-county-now/2013-12-04/richmond-hill-murder-suicideconfirmed

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24136888/evidence-points-to-murder-suicide-in-richmond-hill

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2340495&fh_id=13934

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Michael-Cyrus-Green-97217817

Killed – Bryan Mobley (Claxton, GA)

Bryan Mobley

Authorities are investigating a homicide that took place in Evans County overnight.

Officials say 30-year-old Bryan Mobley, of Claxton, is dead from gunshot wounds after an argument with another man shortly after 2 a.m. Monday at a home on Oak Street. They say Mobley was dating a woman who lives at the home, and that the suspected gunman may be the woman’s ex-boyfriend.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24108792/homicide-under-investigation-in-evans-county

http://www.kpho.com/story/24108792/homicide-under-investigation-in-evans-county

http://www.wtoc.com/story/24200825/community-meeting-to-be-held-after-recent-claxton-shootings

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24124629/man-turns-himself-in-for-questioning-in-claxton

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24116358/family-mourns-shooting-death

http://www.wtvm.com/story/24124629/man-turns-himself-in-for-questioning-in-claxton

http://www.live5news.com/story/24124629/man-turns-himself-in-for-questioning-in-claxton

http://www.craigrtremblefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2340415&fh_id=13680

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesboroherald/obituary.aspx?pid=168522158

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bryancountynews/obituary.aspx?pid=168517271

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Man (DeKalb County, GA)

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A man who police believe shot and killed a DeKalb County mother of two Sunday night later took his own life, authorities said.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of Vinings Ridge Terrace found 35-year-old Kristy Robinson dead of a gunshot wound, according to DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

“Detectives later determined the victim and suspect were involved in an argument and this escalated to the suspect shooting the victim inside the home,” Parish said in an e-mail. “The victim’s 15- and 8-year-old children were home at the time of the shooting, but were not injured.”

Parish said the suspect was the father of the younger child.

About an hour after the DeKalb shooting, Atlanta police were dispatched to an apartment in the 2500 block of Center Street in northwest Atlanta on a report of a suicide.

A witness told officers that the man was watching football with his girlfriend when he got up to get a beer from the kitchen.

When the man returned, he sat on the side of the bed and asked the woman if she loved him, Atlanta police Officer C. Butler wrote in his incident report.

“She stated ‘yes,’ and then he produced a silver pistol with his left hand and shot himself once in the head,” Butler wrote. “While we were on scene, we were notified by DeKalb County police that the [dead man] was wanted in a homicide which had just occurred.”

Cliff Green told police he was watching football with the man and the man’s girlfriend around 11 p.m. Sunday. Green said the man asked his girlfriend if she loved him, and when she said “yes,” he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/mother-of-two-shot-and-killed-at-dekalb-townhome/nb8dM/

http://www.covnews.com/archives/47596/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24112801/woman-shot-killed-in-dekalb-county-home

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/children-hear-mothers-fatal-shooting/nb8cB/

http://www.examiner.com/article/mother-of-2-shot-to-death-dekalb-county-suspect-commits-suicide-atlanta

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/the-gun-report-december-3-2013/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Kristy Robinson (DeKalb County, GA)

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A man who police believe shot and killed a DeKalb County mother of two Sunday night later took his own life, authorities said.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting just before 10 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of Vinings Ridge Terrace found 35-year-old Kristy Robinson dead of a gunshot wound, according to DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish.

“Detectives later determined the victim and suspect were involved in an argument and this escalated to the suspect shooting the victim inside the home,” Parish said in an e-mail. “The victim’s 15- and 8-year-old children were home at the time of the shooting, but were not injured.”

Parish said the suspect was the father of the younger child.

About an hour after the DeKalb shooting, Atlanta police were dispatched to an apartment in the 2500 block of Center Street in northwest Atlanta on a report of a suicide.

A witness told officers that the man was watching football with his girlfriend when he got up to get a beer from the kitchen.

When the man returned, he sat on the side of the bed and asked the woman if she loved him, Atlanta police Officer C. Butler wrote in his incident report.

“She stated ‘yes,’ and then he produced a silver pistol with his left hand and shot himself once in the head,” Butler wrote. “While we were on scene, we were notified by DeKalb County police that the [dead man] was wanted in a homicide which had just occurred.”

Cliff Green told police he was watching football with the man and the man’s girlfriend around 11 p.m. Sunday. Green said the man asked his girlfriend if she loved him, and when she said “yes,” he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/mother-of-two-shot-and-killed-at-dekalb-townhome/nb8dM/

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http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/the-gun-report-december-3-2013/

Killed – Male Teen – Vince Lane Combee (Baxley, GA)

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According to an initial report, issued by Sheriff Benny Deloach on Monday, December 2, on December 1 at 5:24 p.m. the 911 office received a call advising of a hunting accident. The caller also advised that the person was unresponsive and not breathing. Sheriff Deloach, his officers, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers responded to the scene off Holland Road Extension.

Investigation revealed that Vince Lane “Buddy” Combee, age 16, was deceased due to a gunshot wound. The fatal shot was fired by a Johnny Tyler Odom, age 17. At the time of the initial report no charges had been filed in regard to the incident, but the report noted that the incident was still under investigation.

On Monday afternoon Sheriff Deloach issued the following news release regarding the shooting:

“According to Appling County Sheriff Benny Deloach on December 2, the investigation regarding the reported hunting accident that transpired December 1 has revealed that is was not a hunting accident. Johnny Tyler Odom, age 17, of Baxley, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is currently being held in the Appling County Jail pending judicial proceedings.”

http://www.baxleynewsbanner.com/archives/5605-One-teen-dead,-second-charged-with-murder.html

http://archive.11alive.com/news/article/314621/445/South-Ga-teen-arrested-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.wect.com/story/24113874/seventeen-year-old-charged-with-murder-in-appling-county

http://www.baxleynewsbanner.com/archives/5639-Vince-Lane-Buddy-Combee.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121110147

Killed – Pamela Williams (Fulton County, GA)

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A south Fulton County woman died Tuesday after being shot in a weekend home invasion, authorities said.

Pamela Williams called police just after 8 p.m. Saturday to report that someone was breaking into her home, Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said Tuesday.

Officers arrived to the home in the 3000 block of Amhurst Parkway to find that Williams, 43, was unresponsive, Lester said.

She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds, and died on Tuesday, police said.

James Sims and James Calhoun, both 19, are being charged with murder and burglary, police said.

Investigators believe Sims and Calhoun are connected to Pamela Williams’ shooting death, along with 23-year-old Jonathan Banks, who faces the same charge, Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester said.

Police said Sims and Calhoun both lived in the same Amhurst subdivision where Williams lived. Lester said Banks had previously lived there, as well.

Police found Williams, 45, shot, beaten and unconscious inside her home in the 3000 block of Amhurst Parkway, minutes after she called 9-1-1 the night of Nov. 30, to report a home invasion.

She died days later, authorities said.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/s-fulton-home-invasion-leaves-victim-on-life-suppo/nb9sZ/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/2-more-arrests-in-south-fulton-shooting-death/ncQJD/

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24126509/family-grieves-death-of-love-one-killed-in-home-invasion

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/arrest-made-in-s-fulton-shooting-death/ncNSc/

Killed – Ronald Westbrook (Chickamauga, GA)

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The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an elderly man was shot and killed outside a Chickamauga home. Police say the victim, 72-year-old Ronald Westbrook had Alzheimer’s. He had been walking around in the cold for about four hours with his dog and apparently went to the wrong house.

The 911 call came in just before 4-o’clock Wednesday morning from a home on Cottage Crest Court. Investigators say 34-year-old Joe Hendrix of Ooltewah shot Westbrook who had been walking around the outside of the home for several minutes and repeatedly ringing the doorbell.

“He had traveled about two point six miles from his home to the shooting location by foot with a wind chill of about 20 degrees, very loosely clothed with his 2 dogs,” says Sheriff Steve Wilson.

Sheriff Wilson says 72-year-old Ronald Westbrook was most likely trying to find his way home, when he saw the porch light on at the home on College Crest Court. He repeatedly rang the doorbell, jiggled the knob and started wandering around the outside of the house.

Thirty-four-year-old Joe Hendrix was staying at the house with his fiance. She called 911. About 10 minutes into the call, unbeknownst to the dispatcher, Hendrix grabbed his .40 caliber gun, and went outside to check the property. He spotted Westbrook, telling investigators he could only see his silhouette.

“He gave several, what he described as verbal commands,” says Sheriff Wilson.

After Westbrook did not respond and move toward him, Hendrix fired four shots.

“One of the shots struck the victim in the chest.”

Wilson says at this point, there is no indication Hendrix violated any laws.

“There’s no doubt in our mind that Mr. Hendrix and his fiance felt threatened this morning,” says Wilson.

The District Attorney’s office says they will not pursue charges against Joe Hendrix in the 2013 shooting of Ronald Westbrook.

D.A. Herbert “Buzz” Franklin sent a news release Friday, explaining the details surrounding the case that touched on the “stand your ground” laws that are on the books in some states.

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http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/11/29/264549/Westbrook-Ronald-A.-Chickamauga.aspx

Killed – Woman (Atlanta, GA)

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Atlanta police investigating a Tuesday night shooting that left a woman dead said Wednesday that the incident did not involve a hitchhiker as those involved initially told officers.

The woman, whom police have not identified, was found with a gunshot wound in a pickup truck at a Chevron station on Northside Drive around 11 p.m. Monday.

“Initial reports indicated that the victim and her companions stopped to pick up a hitchhiker around the area of North Avenue and James P. Brawley Drive,” Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said Wednesday.

“Further investigation has revealed inconsistencies in some of the information obtained during the preliminary on-scene investigation,” Lyon said in an e-mail.

“At this point in the investigation, we have concluded that no hitchhiker was picked up or involved, nor was the shooting a random act of violence,” he said.

The woman later died at Grady Memorial Hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Atlanta Police are investigating a shooting death that occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 26, around 11 p.m. at gas station on Northside Drive. Zone One patrol units responded to a person shot call at the Chevron Gas Station, 548 Northside Drive and found a woman with a gunshot wound to the chest in the parking lot. The victim was transported to Grady Hospital where she died from the injury.

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/truck-passenger-shot-and-killed-in-northwest-atlan/nb5xQ/

http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2013/11/apd-investigating-shooting-death-northside-drive/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Alexis Dodson (East Point, GA)

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East Point police are investigating a murder-suicide case.

The incident happened Tuesday morning on Potomac Court in a residential area.

Family members told police that couple Marvin Hand, 36, and Alexis Dodson, 37, were arguing earlier in the day.

Police believe Hand shot Dodson, and then shot himself.

Officers responding to reports of gunshots at a home on Potomac Court around 2 a.m. Tuesday found a man and a woman shot to death, Channel 2 Action News reported.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24069754/east-point-police-investigating-murder-suicide

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/2-shot-killed-inside-east-point-home/nb4z2/

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