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Man assaulted, robbed in front of young daughter


ATLANTA -- A metro Atlanta father was knocked out cold and robbed in front of his 9-year-old daughter.

Now police are searching for the men behind the attack.

Benjamin Freeman does not have much. What he did have was taken Christmas morning.

Police identify teen killed in southwest Atlanta


 

ATLANTA -- Police have identified the person killed in a southwest Atlanta shooting on Saturday.

Police found 15-year-old Preston Lewis was found at the intersection of Holderness Street and Greenwich - not far from Interstate 20.

Police confirmed the victim died from a single gun-shot-wound.

MARTA officers shot at during foot chase


 

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A MARTA police officer received a minor injury while trying to apprehend a couple of robbery suspects outside the H.E. Holmes MARTA Station in southwest Atlanta Thursday evening.

Around 6 p.m, two men tried to rob a transit rider in the parking lot of the station, according to spokesman Lyle Harris of MARTA. Harris said at least two MARTA police officers chased the would-be robbers out of the parking lot, and across Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW to the busy Gordon Plaza strip mall at Peyton Road. That's where one of the men shot at the officers.

Harris said no bullets struck anyone, but something did graze one of the officers near an eye. The officer was transported to Grady Hospital, treated and released. At this time, Harris said he does not believe either of the officers fired any shots.

Man dies jumping from balcony to escape home invaders


ATLANTA – Police said a man who was trying to escape three home invaders died after jumping more than three floors from his condo.

Atlanta police said 51-year-old Jose Greer lived on the third-floor of an condominium complex in southwest Atlanta.

According to the condominium board President surveillance video shows an unsuspecting resident allowing one of the suspects in through a back door to the building. Moments later, a video released by police shows the suspect opening the door and allowing two more suspects to enter the building.

Greer fell more than three stories to a concrete sidewalk suffering a broken pelvis, broken arms and several other fractures. He died six hours later at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police: Man lures boy into vehicle, sexually assaults him


ATLANTA – Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

The teen was lured into the vehicle and driven to a vacant house on Childress Dr. SW. The suspect then sexually assaulted the boy.

 

Police search for suspect in SW Atlanta shooting


ATLANTA – Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Atlanta early Sunday.

The incident happened around Arlington Avenue around 1:30 a.m. After being shot, the victim began driving and crashed on Donnelly Avenue, where he was found. He was transported to the hospital. His condition is known.

No arrests have been made.

 


Police search for suspects who cut power during store robbery


ATLANTA -- Police are searching for suspects who cut power to a business during a burglary at a southwest Atlanta business.