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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.

RELATED | Atlanta Police Department hires 24 new officers

Atlanta SWAT situation ends with arrest

Atlanta SWAT situation ends with arrest

ATLANTA -- One person was arrested after a SWAT call in southwest Atlanta Sunday night.

It began shortly after 10:40 p.m. at a house in the 1600 block of Fort Valley Drive SW, not far from Campbellton Road.

Atlanta police said the incident started after a man and his stepson got into an argument. At least one shot was fired inside the house.

Police tried to make contact with the people inside the house, but no one picked up the phone. A SWAT team arrived to try to persuade the stepfather to leave the house.

The man eventually went outside and was arrested. Charges are pending.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

ATLANTA -- A security guard and a guest were shot at a southwest Atlanta club Monday morning.

Police said it began at around 4:30 a.m. with a fight at Dejavu 2 Sports Bar and Lounge in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road SW.

According to an Atlanta police spokesperson, the man who started the fight was thrown out of the club. He retrieved a gun from his car and tried to get back into the building, but was stopped by a security guard.

The security guard and the patron shot at each other. The security guard was struck in his left hand, while another club guest was shot in the left hand and left side. Both victims' injuries were not life-threatening.

The patron who shot the security guard has not been caught or identified.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said responding officers also arrested the club's owner on a warrant for battery and selling liquor after hours.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules: