Jeronta Brown, Briana Brooks Kidnapped in DeKalb, Found Shot in Atlanta

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Jeronta Brown, Briana Brooks ID’d as Couple Abducted in DeKalb, Found Shot in Atlanta

HORROR: Jeronta Brown, 24, and Briana Brooks, 21, have been identified as the Atlanta couple kidnapped at gunpoint froom outside a DeKalb home. They were found hours later lying in Ridge Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports Brown died Saturday, but Brooks, who was pregnant, is on life support after giving birth to a baby girl.

Police do not have a motive for the abduction and shooting but police said Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were returning to their home on Colleen Court at about 12:30 a.m. when they were abducted by men dressed in black. A witness told police the couple was handcuffed and put in a van before being driven away.

Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were both shot in the head. Police do not believe they were shot on the street but at another location.

 

13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown

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13-Year-Old Nizzear Rodriguez Found Shot to Death While in Bed in Carrolltown (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SHOCK: Nizzear Rodriguez, 13, was found shot to death while in his bed on Sunday in the 100 block of Chancery Lane in Carrollton, Ga.

Authorities initially believed the teen was shot in a drive-by shooting, but later changed their theory. Carrollton Police Department spokesman Captain Chris Dobbs said they believe someone entered the home and fatally shot Nizzear Rodriguez.

Carrollton police served a search warrant on the townhouse next to the teen’s home and several arrests were made. Gang activity has been on the rise in the community.

Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his 13th birthday on Saturday.

 

Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

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Sharon Wilkins Killed by Husband in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS MURDER-SUICIDE: A husband and wife were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in the 7000 block of Chaparral Drive in  Sandy Springs, Ga., Wednesday morning.

The victim was identified as Sharon Wilkins, 64. She died after being taken to North Fulton Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

The body of the man, was found inside the house, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His name has not been released pending notification to the next of kin.

 

5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

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5 People Shot, 2 Dead in Bartow County Shooting, Carjacking

Bartow County Shooting:  Five people shot, two dead in Bartow County shooting, carjacking Tuesday afternoon. WSB-TV reports three people were shot at a home on Brent Circle in Cartersville. One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap said the gunman then took a vehicle at the home and drove to another on Milam Bridge Road, where he shot a man in the hand. The gunman then went to a location on River Oaks, where he carjacked an elderly man and his grandson. Both were unhurt.

The gunman then took the second vehicle, crashed into a lawn-care truck near Westgate Drive and Euharlee, causing a fire. He then committed suicide.

Former Auburn, UGA Athletes, Philip Lutzenkirchen, Ian Davis Killed in Car Crash

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Former Auburn, UGA Athletes, Philip Lutzenkirchen (r), Joseph Ian Davis(l) Killed in Car Crash (Photo credit: WSB-TV)

TRAGEDY:  Former Auburn University athlete Philip Lutzenkirchen and University of Georgia’s Joseph Ian Davis were killed in a car crash near LaGrange early Sunday morning.

The Georgia State Patrol said the one-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Upper Big Springs Road and Lower Big Springs Road about 3 a.m.

The GSP said a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Ian Davis, 22, of Atlanta, failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle traveled about 451 feet out of control through a church yard and overturned several times before it came to rest on its roof.

Two other passengers in the SUV were injured. Authorities drew blood from the driver to determine if alcohol impairment contributed to the crash.

Philip Lutzenkirchen graduated from Lassiter High School in Marietta.  Former Auburn University coach Gene Chizik released a statement saying “Philip Lutzenkirchen was what every parent aspires their son to be. He was compassionate, determined, honorable and full of love, intergrity and respect,” WSB-TV reports.

Joseph Ian Davis, who is from Dunwoody, transferred to UGA’s baseball team from the University of South Carolina Sumter. The coach sent the following tweet:

Auburn mourns loss of Philip Lutzenkirchen:

Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb County Kroger

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Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb Kroger

MARIETTA MURDER-SUICIDE:  Paula Strange, 54, shot and killed her husband, Bruce Strange, and then turned the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide in front of a Kroger supermarket in Marietta, Ga., police said.

Police said the shooting came only minutes after the couple, who lived in Kennesaw, had an argument over dinner at a Moe’s Southwest Grill in the same shopping center as Kroger on Dallas Highway.

There are reports that Bruce Strange abruptly left the restaurant while the two argued. A Moe’s Southwest Grill worker said, “The gentleman went to the bathroom, ran out the door, jumped over the patio fence and ran behind the restaurant.”

Paula Strange left the restaurant and chased after him in her car. A few minutes later, she shot her husband and then committed suicide.

 Paula Strange Fatally Shoots Husband, Commits Suicide, Outside Cobb County Kroger

Reina As-Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit-and-Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill

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Reina As-Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit-and-Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill

TRAGEDY: Reina As-Salaam, of East Point, was killed, Juliana Ferrell, of Cobb County, is in a coma after being plowed by the car of a locksmith chasing a customer who refused to pay for unlocking his door. Monica Epps, also of Cobb County, was also injured in the hit-and-run crash.

Police say teenagers Reina As-Salaam, Juliana Ferrell and Monica Epps were walking on a sidewalk along Barrett Lakes Boulevard Sunday night, at the time of the crash.

The vehicle that hit the teens was being driven by locksmith, Tansu Kanlica. It left the roadway and crossed the sidewalk, hitting the girls in a hit-and-run. The customer, identified as Garrett Anderson, also fled the scene after skipping out on a $175 bill.

Reina As-Salaam, 15, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a student at Tri-Cities High School. Her mother, Rashida Oliver, is an judge in East Point.

Kanlica was arrested several miles away from the scene of the accident.  He was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, hit and run resulting in serious injury, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, failure to maintain a lane and reckless driving. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

Garrett Anderson, 23, of Kennesaw, who caused the series of events, was also arrested and charged. He was charged with homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of serious injury by vehicle, theft of services and reckless driving. He is also being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

 Reina As Salaam Killed, 2 Injured, in Hit and Run Crash Over $175 Locksmith Bill

Doris Lewis, With Massive Tumor, Says 4 Hospitals Turned Away for Lack of Insurance

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Doris Lewis, With Massive Tumor, Says 4 Hospitals Turned Away for Lack of Insurance

Doris Lewis was turned away by four metro-Atlanta hospitals before one agreed to remove a massive non-cancerous tumor, WSB-TV reports.

There was no sense of urgency, but then a huge tumor started growing inside her and she realized not having insurance presented a huge problem.
 
“It’s getting bigger every day,” Lewis said. “I can feel it on my body. My heart hurts a little bit.” The tumor has been inside Lewis for two months and has reached the size of a beach ball. “I didn’t know it was a tumor in there. I thought I was just gaining weight at first,” Lewis said. 
 
Lewis told Jones that doctors are amazed when they see her.
 
“Some of the guys looked at me and said, ‘You got a tumor in there. That is so big. ‘Bout to pop,’” Lewis said.
 
She said a doctor told her the tumor is benign and it is wrapped around her ovaries.
 
Lewis said she has tried to get doctors to remove it, but no one would do the surgery because of some miscommunication and because she didn’t have insurance.
 
“I’ve been trying to get insurance for the longest but had no success,” Lewis said. 

Republicans don’t want people like Doris Lewis to have health insurance. This is a travesty. I am pretty sure Doris Lewis socioeconomic background and her race may have played a role in her being turned away.

White Georgia Teens Celebrate Graduation with “N*gga We Made It” Signs

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White Georgia Teens Celebrate Graduation with “Nigga We Made It” Sign

SMH:  White teens at South Forsyth High School in Forsyth County, Ga., created quite a stir this morning when a prank went all wrong. Teens celebrated graduation with a “n*gga we made it” sign. Really? Bad idea.  Hosea Williams probably stood up in his grave.

In addition to draping the sign from the school wall, the message was also written across several windows throughout the school. School officials issued a statement condemning the students’ actions after it popped up on several social media sites:

“South Forsyth High School Parents: This morning, without our knowledge, students placed a derogatory sign with a verse from a song by Drake on our school as a senior prank. We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention and deeply apologize for their behavior. This is unacceptable and I promise you that the students will receive the appropriate consequences for their actions.”

 White Georgia Teens Celebrate Graduation with N*gga We Made It Signs

Body Found Near Chattachoochee River in Roswell ID’d as Markiesha Taylor

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Body Found Near Chattachoochee River in Roswell ID’d as Markiesha Taylor

Mystery on the Chattahoochee River deepens:  The body of Decatur resident Markiesha Taylor was found near the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga., Sunday afternoon at the Vickery Creek Park.

This is the third body found near the Chattahoochee River in a little over a week. The body of Gee Hang was found on May 3. The cause of her death was reported as a drowning. Two days later, the body of Perfecto Ochoa Alvarado, 34, was found in the river near Austell.

Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told the AJC that Markiesha Taylor’s body was discovered on federal land near Roswell Road and Riverside Drive. The FBI has taken over the investigation, since Taylor’s body was discovered on federal land.

 Body Found Near Chattachoochee River in Roswell IDd as Markiesha Taylor