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OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

ATLANTA -- A southwest Atlanta gynecologist has pleaded guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid of more than $200,000.

Dr. Nathaniel Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of Medicaid fraud, defrauding the state and unlicensed practice of medicine. A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced him to 10 years, with six months to serve in jail.

Johnson owned and operated Regency Professional Health Services for Women on Cascade Road. According to the Georgia Attorney General's Office, Johnson hired Jeff Romeus, a recent graduate of the American International School of Medicine in Guyana, to treat patients, even though Romeus was not licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

1 killed when suspect fires gun into crowd

1 killed when suspect fires gun into crowd

ATLANTA -- One person was killed in a shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Monday night.

It happened shortly before midnight at the Providence at Cascade Apartments in the 300 block of Fairburn Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said investigators believe the shooter fired into a crowd of people. Only one person -- a man in his 20's -- was hit.

Guerrucci said the victim's body was found in a gazebo on the property. Police have not yet released his name or made any arrests.

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Man shot in the leg in SW Atlanta

Man shot in the leg in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man was shot in the leg during an argument in southwest Atlanta Monday morning.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

He was shot at a home in the 1100 block of Westmont Road SW.

Police have not yet revealed a motive for the shooting or the identities of any potential suspects.

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Woman shot to death in southwest Atlanta apartment

Woman shot to death in southwest Atlanta apartment

ATLANTA -- A woman was fatally shot in the head in a southwest Atlanta apartment overnight.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was killed at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Venetian Hills Apartments in the 1800 block of Campbellton Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the woman's body was found in a bedroom. Her relatives, who were home during the shooting, said the victim knew her killer; police have not released the suspect's name.

The death is under investigation.

Man shot to death in southwest Atlanta

Man shot to death in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man was shot to death in southwest Atlanta overnight.

It happened at around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Orlando Street SW near Cascade Avenue.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the victim was shot multiple times. He has not been identified, but investigators said he appears to be a man in his 20's. Police have not determined a motive for the shooting.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner was called to the scene and will determine the cause of death.

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Drunk driver gets 15 years for killing child

Drunk driver gets 15 years for killing child

ATLANTA -- A driver who was found guilty of hitting and killing an 11-year-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Last Thursday, a Fulton County jury convicted 44-year-old Gatha Maurice Dyer of vehicular homicide, DUI and reckless driving in the April 2013 accident.

Police said Dyer was drunk when he hit Patrick Williams on Boulder Park Drive near the intersection of Brownlee Road in southwest Atlanta. Williams, a McNair Middle School student, was crossing the street with several other children when he was struck by Dyer's 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

The force of the impact sent Williams sailing 53 feet in the air before he crashed onto Dyer's windshield and hit the ground, according to information presented in court. The boy died at the scene, while Dyer sped away.

Fulton County Fire Rescue promotes vehicle arson prevention during Arson Awareness Week

Fulton County Fire Rescue promotes vehicle arson prevention during Arson Awareness Week

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each year during the first full week in May, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) work to raise awareness of arson and provide individuals with strategies to combat it in their community. This year, Arson Awareness Week is May 4-10 and focuses on vehicle arson.

“Vehicle arson is a very serious matter,” said Chief Larry Few, Director of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “The motivations behind the burning of vehicles are similar to those of other types of arson crimes. Fulton residents should learn ways they can prevent vehicle arson from happening to them.”

Motivations behind vehicle arson include, revenge, concealing another crime, excitement, insurance fraud/arson for profit and vandalism.

Tips to prevent vehicle arson