CRIME & SAFETY
Arrest warrant issued for Atlanta man in connect with Cumberland hotel murder
Cobb County Police have charged Donte Leon Hale of Atlanta in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred last week at a Cumberland hotel. According to his arrest warrant, Hale is accused of using a handgun to fatally shoot Demarcus Watson, 26, around 11:40 a.m. on Nov. 28 at the Budgetel Inns & Suites — Atlanta Galleria Stadium, located near the corner of Circle 75 Parkway and Windy Hill Road.
Tragic Shooting on Peachtree Rd. NE: Three Dead, One Injured
On December 9, 2023, a shooting took place at 3005 Peachtree Rd. NE. Atlanta Police Zone 2 officers responded quickly. They found four adult males with gunshot wounds on arrival.
Man caused ‘mass chaos’ at DeKalb club when he opened fire, shooting 3 people, deputies say
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A man has been charged with shooting people outside of a DeKalb County club last month. On Nov. 11, police say Tyrone Rolland, 40 of Stone Mountain, caused “mass chaos” at a nightclub. Brookhaven police say they were called to Da Spot on Buford Hwy. in Brookhaven just after 5:30 a.m. to reports of several people being shot. According to DeKalb County deputies, Rolland fired at least five shots at someone standing in front of the club.
2 burned, taken to hospital after fire at Travel Inn, Atlanta firefighters say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Two people were burned and taken to the hospital Saturday night after a hotel fire, according to the Atlanta fire department. Near 11 p.m., firefighters went to Travel Inn Atlanta off Forrest Hills Drive SW, where a fire was burning on the first floor of the three-story hotel. As they extinguished the flames, the fire department said two victims came to the responders with burns to their upper body and extremities, which could be the hands or feet.
Bridal shop owner says convicted thief walked out of her Sandy Spring store with thousands
The store owner said the thief waited until she stepped around the corner and then raided the office.
The 1979 Atlanta Serial Murderer Of 29 Victims - Or Was He?
Back in the summer of 1979, the big city of Atlanta had the shock of its life. This shock turned into 28 mass murders that went unsolved until a man named Wayne Bertram Williams was found.
Shop with a sheriff: 250 kids select gifts with Fulton County deputies
Prentis Cheeley knew exactly what was on his shopping list. Play-Doh....
Local Alert: Two Men Shot Near Wall St. SE, Investigation Underway
Two men, aged 21 and 31, were shot near 15 Wall St. SE on December 9, 2023, according to initial reports from the Atlanta Police Zone 5. Responding officers found the victims near 50 Alabama St. SW and immediately transported them to the hospital. The victims' current conditions were not included in the report. The Aggravated Assault Unit of the Atlanta Police is investigating the incident. As the investigation is still ongoing, the details released so far are preliminary and may change. The police have not yet released any information about potential suspects or motives.Visit here for more details.
Weekly Safety Report: House Fire and Osprey Plane Crash in Kennesaw, Georgia
Two incidents occurred in Kennesaw, Georgia this week. In the first incident, a house fire on North Hampton Drive resulted in one person being hospitalized and another injured. The victim was rescued from the smoke-filled home and taken to the hospital. In the second incident, dive teams recovered the remains of three Airmen, including Staff Sgt. Jake Turnage of Kennesaw, who died in a military training exercise when their CV-22B Osprey crashed off the shore of Yakushima Island, Japan. Six sets of remains have been recovered, but identification has not been disclosed.
Witness and Body Cam Bombshells Rock Atlanta Murder Trial as Hannah Payne Faces Justice for Fatal Shooting
In day three of a gripping court case, witness and body cam footage have taken center stage in the murder trial of Hannah Payne, who is charged with the fatal shooting of 62-year-old Kenneth Herring in 2019. Notably, Payne is accused of following Herring after a minor car collision, resulting in a confrontation that ended with his death. According to FOX 5 Atlanta, new evidence presented includes body cam video from the first responding officer and cell phone footage from a passerby who captured the tense altercation.
Motorcyclist dead after rear-ending car on I-575 in Woodstock, police say
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — A motorcyclist was killed Friday night after Woodstock Police said they rear-ended another vehicle while riding on Interstate 575 in Cherokee County. Police are still working to figure out how the crash happened. They did not say whether anyone in the other vehicle involved was injured.
Local Resident Shot in Confrontation on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. & Wells St. SW
On December 9, 2023, a shooting took place near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW & Wells St. SW. Atlanta Police Zone 3 officers responded immediately. A 33-year-old man was found at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. Despite his injuries, the man was conscious and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Man shot at food mart in southwest Atlanta, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A man was shot early Saturday morning near a food mart in the Campbellton Road neighborhood, according to Atlanta police. Near 6 a.m., police went to 2070 Alison Court SW, which is listed as a Neighborhood Discount Grocery. They found the 24-year-old with a gunshot wound in stable condition. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance, police said.
Local Resident Shot Near Alison Ct. SW: Atlanta Police Investigating
On December 9, 2023, officers from Atlanta Police Zone 4 were called to a shooting near 2070 Alison Ct. SW. They found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was conscious and immediately taken to the hospital.
Moments Atlanta Police track down convicted felon in Buckhead accused of stealing truck
Dramatic footage released by Atlanta police captures the moment they apprehend a convicted felon, accused of stealing a truck. The suspect, with 36 prior arrests, was found hiding in a parking deck before attempting a daring escape by jumping from the fifth floor and scaling cars. The felon was eventually apprehended.
Jackson Prison extortion probe
The Georgia Department of Corrections is investigating a case of inmates extorting another inmate’s family for money from inside the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. FOX 5’S Eric Mock spoke exclusively to that family who says inmates threatened to harm their son if they didn’t pay up.
Gridlock Guy: Longstanding open manhole injures crash victim
Imagine getting in a crash after 10 p.m. on I-285 and being stuck in the left lane. Traffic to the right is moving so fa...
Interstate Reopens Following Sulfuric Acid Spill, Two Hospitalized
• Interstate 285 in Atlanta, which was closed due to a sulfuric acid spill, has reopened. • The spill, which occurred on Thursday evening, involved 200 gallons of sulfuric acid.