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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Vigil Held for Slain Toddler, Uncle Charged in Death

Vigil Held for Slain Toddler, Uncle Charged in Death

The toddler was shot Monday morning and died from the injuries. Relatives face murder, drug and evidence tampering charges in the incident.
Gunman Wearing 'Scream' Mask Robs Ga. Waffle House

Gunman Wearing 'Scream' Mask Robs Ga. Waffle House

Check out the surveillance video released by police that shows the suspect entering the store, pulling a gun, then leaving.
DeKalb County Mother Hears Sentence for Murdering Daughter

DeKalb County Mother Hears Sentence for Murdering Daughter

The Stone Mountain woman pleaded guilty to suffocating her 3-year-old child.
One Murder Suspect Arrested; Reported Accomplice Sought

One Murder Suspect Arrested; Reported Accomplice Sought

DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help find murder suspect Dwayne Leon Cole.
Reward in Case of Double Kidnapping, Homicide Increased to $20,000

Reward in Case of Double Kidnapping, Homicide Increased to $20,000

On Aug. 30, Briana Brooks and Jeronta Brown were kidnapped in Decatur, driven to Ridge Avenue, and fatally shot.
Family Members Charged in Stone Mountain Child Shooting

Family Members Charged in Stone Mountain Child Shooting

The toddler was shot Monday morning and died from the injuries. Relatives face drug and evidence tampering charges in the incident.
Child Dies in Stone Mountain Shooting

Child Dies in Stone Mountain Shooting

The toddler was shot Monday morning and apparently died from the injuries.
Gwinnett Police: Man Found Dead Near Taxi

Gwinnett Police: Man Found Dead Near Taxi

Police say he was found early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the head.
OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

OMG Crime: Man Stabs Pit Bull, Pot Baseballs Tossed into Prison Yard, Silver Bullets Stolen

Plus: Deputy coroner impersonated police officer; Burglars posed as first-time home buyers.
Police: Robber Targeting Hispanic Female Taxi Drivers

Police: Robber Targeting Hispanic Female Taxi Drivers

Authorities say they aren't interested in the immigration status of victims, and are urging anyone to come forward who was robbed.
Vigil Held for Slain Couple, Woman Gives Birth Before Death

Vigil Held for Slain Couple, Woman Gives Birth Before Death

Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks were kidnapped and shot last weekend. Brooks gave birth Thursday, then died.
Justin Ross Harris Indicted for Murder in Son's Hot Car Death

Justin Ross Harris Indicted for Murder in Son's Hot Car Death

A grand jury has indicted the father of Cooper Harris on eight criminal counts, including two felony murder charges, in the toddler's death.
UPDATE: Woman Taken from Health Care Facility Found in Alabama

UPDATE: Woman Taken from Health Care Facility Found in Alabama

Police say Dorothy Paige was taken from a health care facility in Roswell. Authorities thought she might have been in DeKalb County.
Police Release Video of Robber Who Shot Gas Station Clerk

Police Release Video of Robber Who Shot Gas Station Clerk

A clerk who complied with a robber's demands was shot in the head Monday morning, DeKalb police said. A person of interest is in custody.
Robber Shoots Gas Station Clerk in Head, One in Custody

Robber Shoots Gas Station Clerk in Head, One in Custody

A clerk who complied with a robber's demands was shot in the head Monday morning, DeKalb police said. A person of interest is in custody.
Police Look for 'Endangered' Woman Taken From Health Care Facility

Police Look for 'Endangered' Woman Taken From Health Care Facility

Police say Dorothy Paige was taken by her boyfriend Monday evening from a health care facility in Roswell and they may be in DeKalb County.
Former Atlanta Cop Reportedly Impersonated Police Officer

Former Atlanta Cop Reportedly Impersonated Police Officer

Christopher Kitcho resigned from the department, and then reportedly impersonated a police officer in DeKalb County.
Kidnapping Leaves One Dead, One Wounded

Kidnapping Leaves One Dead, One Wounded

The victims were ambushed and abducted before entering their home in DeKalb County. They were later found shot in northwest Atlanta.
OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

OMG Crime: Stolen Hair, Dead Dogs, Swallowed Pot, Quick-Thinking Tellers

Also: Grandfather shoots at carjackers; Opium sent through the U.S. Mail; Mistaken $100 was actually $1.
DeKalb Police Nab Sheriff's Deputy in Sexting Case

DeKalb Police Nab Sheriff's Deputy in Sexting Case

The Henry County Sheriff's captain was fired after his arrest this week for attempting to meet an underage boy for sex.