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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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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:

Atlanta Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

Atlanta Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating two separate overnight shootings.

That's in addition to the fatal shooting near the Georgia State University campus.

The first incident happened at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Campbellton and Stanton roads.

Atlanta Police Det. Charles Hampton said responding officers found two men inside a car at a Chevron gas station. The victim in the driver's seat had been shot to death; he was identified Wednesday morning as 29-year-old Antonio Clements. An injured passenger was taken to a nearby hospital.

Man shot, killed in SW Atlanta

Man shot, killed in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA – A man has died after being shot in southwest Atlanta Monday, police said.

According to Officer John Chafee, police responded to a call in the area of Dill and Athens avenues around 5:30 p.m. They found 21-year-old Ishmael McGhee, who appeared to have been shot at least once in the upper body.

McGhee was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

According to the preliminary investigation, a driver had stopped and began talking to McGhee. An argument ensued and the driver shot McGhee. The driver then returned to his vehicle and fled.

No arrests have been made, police said.

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

ATLANTA -- Jury selection began Monday for a dozen defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial.

The teachers and administrators have been indicted on mobster-like charges, including racketeering and theft by taking. Prosecutors say they cheated students and pocketed big bonuses.

Four hundred potential jurors have been called. Jury selection is expected to take two to three weeks. The trial itself could last as long as eight months and may be one of the most expensive in state history, with six prosecutors and 12 defense attorneys, hundreds of witnesses and a million documents.

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