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Recent Crime News
Wednesday | via WALB-TV Albany
Police said a Decatur mother of a 1-month-old was shot in the face and her husband shot in the leg. "They said he was up all night with a gun just coming back and forth through here," said Elle Allen, the female victim's mother. Comment?
Sunday Oct 4 | via Patch.com
Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning at the Common Ground Real Estate office on W. Ponce de Leon Avenue. "The complainant reported she was walking in the area about 15 minutes earlier and witnessed four young males [and] throw a rock through the business window," Ross said, who added the men took some unidentified items and fled in a white Mercedes Benz sedan. Comment?
Monday Sep 28 | via MyFoxAtlanta
DeKalb County Police have released the 911 recording made by a 23-year-old woman who was carjacked, then kidnapped in Decatur. Police said she and another person were picking up a friend in Decatur, when 22-year-old Melvin Bynum carjacked all three. Comment?
Monday Sep 28 | via MarionCountyMessenger.com
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Calhoun Regional Office is helping investigate the Walker County Sheriff's Office and Georgia State Patrol to conduct an officer involved shooting. It happened around 8:30pm Sunday evening on Cochran Drive in Rossville. Comment?
Saturday Sep 26 | via Cross Roads News
Dr. Makunga Akinyela with members of the Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability in Decatur on Sept. 23 deny threatening DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester. Comment?
Thursday Sep 17 | via The Washington Post
D.C. police arrested a 20-year-old Georgia man Thursday on a murder charge that states he was part a robbery crew that fatally shot a 35-year-old man outside a Northwest Washington CVS store this spring , officials said. Police arrested Javonte Odom of Decatur, Ga., on a D.C. Superior Court arrest warrant that charges him with the slaying of Antonio Ayala March 30 in the Brightwood area of the city. Comment?
Sep 4, 2015 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Caleb Jackson, 26, pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the death of Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia. Former FAMU band member gets 4 years in hazing death Caleb Jackson, 26, pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the death of Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia. Comment?
Sep 4, 2015 | via WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in a drum major's hazing death. Judge Marc Lubet announced the sentence for 26-year-old Caleb Jackson, who pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing in April 2013 for his part in the death of Robert Champion, of Decatur, Georgia. Comment?
Sep 1, 2015 | via Forsyth County News
A Decatur man has been charged with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party last month at a Lanier Islands lake house, authorities said. Andrew Demetri Joyce, 23, faces charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery in connection with the alleged fight Aug. 16 at the resort, where Malik Davis, 23, of Union City was shot. Comment?
Aug 31, 2015 | via The Times
A Decatur man was charged Saturday with shooting a man in the chest at a birthday party at a Lanier Islands lake house, authorities said. Andrew Demetri Joyce, 23, is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery in connection to an alleged fight Aug. 16 at Lanier Islands, where Malik Davis, 23, of Union City was shot. Comment?
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