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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 couple robbed in home invasion

Atlanta couple robbed in home invasion

ATLANTA -- A homeowner was injured and he and his wife were robbed in a home invasion in southwest Atlanta Thursday morning.

It happened at around 1:30 a.m. at a house in the 3200 block of Telford Terrace.

Atlanta Police said four men, one of whom had a gun, waited outside for the homeowner to arrive. When he did, the suspects forced him inside.

The suspects pointed a gun at the homeowner's wife, who was already in the house, and asked for valuables. The wife led the suspects to a safe.

Police said one of the suspects struck the male victim in the face, then forced him to open the safe. The suspects got away with about $2,000 in cash from the safe, plus an iPad and the female victim's purse.

The male victim was not seriously injured, according to police.

The suspects have not been identified, and the home invasion is under investigation.

2 shootings reported in Atlanta overnight

2 shootings reported in Atlanta overnight

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating two separate shootings, both of which occurred early Wednesday.

The first happened at around 12:30 a.m. at the Forest Cove Apartments on New Town Circle in southeast Atlanta.

An Atlanta Police spokesperson said a man was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Investigators have not yet named a suspect or determined a motive for the shooting.

The second incident involved a bystander and happened at around 1:45 a.m. near the intersection of County Line and Campbellton roads in southwest Atlanta.

Police said the victim was walking in the area when he noticed a group of people arguing across the street. The victim told police he heard gunshots ring out and was struck by stray bullets.

The man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to his hand and hip.

Both shootings are under investigation.

Man found shot to death at car wash

Man found shot to death at car wash

ATLANTA -- A young man was found shot to death at an abandoned car wash in southwest Atlanta.

The victim's body was discovered at around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of Venetian Drive, near Fort McPherson. He has not been identified, but police said he is a black man who appears to be in his early 20's.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said police believe the victim knew his killer. Several people were nearby when the shooting occurred; investigators are interviewing those witnesses and working to identify a suspect.

2 caught stealing copper from railroad tracks

2 caught stealing copper from railroad tracks

ATLANTA -- Two men were arrested after police caught them removing copper off railroad tracks.

The two were taken into custody Wednesday at around 1:15 a.m. They were spotted in the area of Fletcher Street and West Avenue in southwest Atlanta.

An Atlanta police officer said the pair took enough copper to fill half of a small trashcan.

The suspects' names were not immediately released.

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Computers stolen from Atlanta middle school

Computers stolen from Atlanta middle school

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police hope members of the public can help them identify the suspects accused of burglarizing a middle school.

Four people broke into Brown Middle School in southwest Atlanta on Aug. 17. They accessed the building by breaking the glass on a basement door, according to a police report.

A school security officer told police he was patrolling the building's third floor when he looked out a window and saw several computer carts on the sidewalk outside. He ran to the basement, where he discovered the theft.

Police did not immediately know how many computers were taken, but said the security guard reported about 100 empty slots where computers were once located, according to the police report.

Surveillance video taken inside the school showed four black men in their early to mid-20's running in and out of the school with computers several times.

Man gets life for New Year's Day murder

Man gets life for New Year's Day murder

ATLANTA -- A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison after being convicted of murder.

Jurors deliberated for less than 15 minutes Wednesday before finding Ronnie "Bo" Clay guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

Clay shot 18-year-old Jared Billings to death on Jan. 1, 2013. Witnesses said the two were arguing on the front porch of a home on Epworth Street in southwest Atlanta shortly before the shooting.

During the argument, Clay pulled out a gun and shot Billings once in the chest. He fired three more shots as he ran from the scene. Billings stumbled into the house, where he collapsed and died after saying, "Bo shot me."

The incident began the night before the shooting, when Clay arrived at the house and threatened Billings with a gun several times. Witnesses said Billings got a knife from the kitchen and asked Clay, who was drunk and high, to leave.