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Arrest made in SW Atlanta shooting


ATLANTA – Police have made an arrest in a July 11 shooting that injured one and left another dead.

Officials confirmed that they took Larry Deon Reynolds into custody on Wednesday after investigators secured a murder warrant.

Reynolds refused to speak to police and was transported to the Fulton County Jail.

According to investigators, the incident happened around 11 p.m. on Bent Creek Way. A group got into an argument and a shooting erupted.

Mother hopes march will reignite leads on missing daughter

ATLANTA -- It's been nine years since 23-year-old Artdunetta Hobbs was abducted from her southwest Atlanta home.

On Saturday, the community came together for a "Stop the Violence March"

Hobbs's car was found abandoned and torched on Fulton Industrial Blvd.
To this day, her body has never been found.

Her mother hopes the march will reignite public interest and generate fresh leads.

"They are aware; they have a suspect," the victim's mother Jonjala Harris said. "Which he is incarcerated but no one would come forward." We just hope that someone would come forward and tell. Maybe someone would know where her body is and I'm pleading that they would come forward."

Hobbs's disappearance remains unsolved.

Anyone with information on her location is asked to call the Atlanta Police Department.

Convicted killer on death row wants third trial

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Fulton County man convicted twice of capital murder -- and sentenced to death both times -- now wants a third trial.

The Georgia Supreme Court is hearing De'Kelvin Martin's latest appeal Tuesday. He was convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend's grandparents and 12-year-old son in October 2002.

The girlfriend, Tymika Wright, passed away after Martin's first trial. Prosecutors in the second trial still wanted the jury to hear her original victim impact statement, but rather than play an audio recording, they had Wright's aunt read the statement.

Martin's attorneys now say the statement was hearsay and included portions that were not permitted to be read to the jury at the first trial. As a result, they say Martin deserves another trial.

Prosecutors argue that if any error was committed, it was harmless.

Man killed in apparent carjacking in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man in his 20's was killed during an apparent carjacking in southwest Atlanta Thursday morning.

The victim was found at around 12:30 a.m. lying in the street in the 900 block of Garibaldi Street. Witnesses told police the man was thrown out of a moving car.

No one has been arrested. Police said they were told by witnesses that three people were in the car after the victim was removed.

The incident is under investigation.

Park restored, pool opened in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- As the weather heats up, there is a new place to cool down in southwest Atlanta.

A brand new pool officially opened in the Rev. James Orange Park on Wednesday.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his family were on-hand for the ribbon-cutting.

Reed said he had been committed to re-opening closed recreation centers and pools in the city.

Police ID man killed in SW Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA – Authorities have identified a man killed in broad daylight in southwest Atlanta on Saturday.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner Confirms 23-year-old Stephen Murphy was the man shot and killed on Garibaldi Street around 6 p.m.

Police believe Murphy was targeted, and that several people may have witnessed the shooting.

Anyone who knows anything about these shootings are asked to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Man shot to death inside van in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are working to find the gunman in a deadly shooting early Sunday in Fulton County.

Officers were called to Waycrest Drive, where they found a man dead. Police tell us he had been sitting in a van parked on the street when he got into an argument with another man inside the van.

The shooter fired shots inside the van and ran away.

Police are working with witnesses to get a description of the shooter.