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Woman killed by vehicle in SW Atlanta Applebee's parking lot

Woman killed by vehicle in SW Atlanta Applebee's parking lot

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A 19-year-old man was charged with vehicular homicide after he struck and killed a 77-year-old woman in a parking lot at an Applebee's restaurant in southwest Atlanta Thursday afternoon.

Jerrell Acklin had his first court appearance Friday at 9 a.m. He was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and giving a false name, and will be in court again on Apr. 23.

Acklin is accused of hitting Mable Benning outside the restaurant at 3690 Cascade Road, near Interstate 285.

Burglary results in southwest Atlanta police chase

Burglary results in southwest Atlanta police chase

ATLANTA -- Multiple suspects are on the run after a police chase in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

It began with a home burglary in the 4400 block of Celebration Drive.

Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said police followed the suspects' vehicle to Landrum Drive, where the four suspects jumped out of the car and ran.

No other information was immediately available.

Suspect stabs 2 young men inside apartment

Suspect stabs 2 young men inside apartment

ATLANTA -- Two victims, including a teenager, were stabbed in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

It happened shortly before 4 a.m. at the Ashley Cascade Apartments in the 1300 block of Kimberly Way SW.

A witness told police that she and her two nephews, ages 17 and 25, were inside her unit at the apartment complex when they heard a knock on the door. The woman opened the door and the suspect, 39-year-old Eric Oliver, forced his way into the apartment, saying he was looking for his girlfriend.

Police said the woman's nephews confronted Oliver. The suspect stabbed both men with either a razor or box cutter, then ran from the apartment.

The 17-year-old victim suffered a laceration to his torso, while the 25 year old received a puncture wound to the lower back. Neither injury is considered life-threatening. Both victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

2 arrested, 1 tased after carjacking and chase in Atlanta

2 arrested, 1 tased after carjacking and chase in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two teenage suspects were arrested after a carjacking and police chase in Atlanta Thursday morning.

The carjacking occurred on Fitzgerald Street in northeast Atlanta. Police later spotted the stolen car near Turner Field and initiated a chase.

Atlanta Police said they caught up to the car at the Park Commons Apartments in the 150 block of Peyton Place in southwest Atlanta.

Four suspects tried to run; two were captured. Both were charged with auto theft, and fleeing and attempting to elude police. Because they are minors, their names have not been released.

Investigators said a third suspect was tased by police and also suffered a laceration to the head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police are now searching for the fourth suspect.

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

Teen shot in the face inside Atlanta apartment

Teen shot in the face inside Atlanta apartment

ATLANTA -- A 17 year old was conscious and alert after being shot in the face inside a southwest Atlanta apartment Friday morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. at the Allen Hills Apartments on Allen Temple Court.

A witness told police he and the victim were walking through the apartment complex when several people got out of a dark-colored car and opened fire on them. Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said it's more likely the shooting happened inside an apartment, and the suspects chased the victim into the parking lot.

Jones said the victim did not cooperate with investigators and refused to answer their questions about the shooting. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Callers to 911 reported hearing several shots fired. Police only found one bullet hole, which was in a car parked in the complex's parking lot.

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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