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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.

Atlanta home invasion suspect found shot

Atlanta home invasion suspect found shot

ATLANTA -- A man found shot in southwest Atlanta Friday morning may be one of three suspects involved in a home invasion.

The man was spotted by police in the 1900 block of Metropolitan Parkway, not far from the crime scene at the Brookside Park Apartments on Rambling Lane.

Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said the home invasion happened at around 2 a.m. Two women were asleep inside their apartment when three men kicked in the front door. They fired guns at the door to the apartment's back bedroom, where one of the women was hiding. The victims were not hurt.

Lyon said the suspects ran, but left a handgun and a black and white Air Jordan shoe behind. The man who was shot was missing his shoes; Lyon said the second Air Jordan was found in the middle of Metropolitan Parkway.

2 shootings, 1 fatal, in NW Atlanta overnight

2 shootings, 1 fatal, in NW Atlanta overnight

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating two separate shootings on the west side of the city.

The first shooting happened at around 11:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of St. James Drive and Lookout Avenue.

Atlanta Police Lt. Charles Hampton said officers responded to a call of shots fired and found a Honda sedan with the windshield broken from bullets.

One man was inside the car, slumped over the steering wheel. Hampton said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe he was driving the Honda.

Investigators have not yet named any suspects or provided a motive for the shooting.

The second incident happened at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at a house in the 2000 block of Verbena Street.

The victim told police two suspects tried to rob him, then shot him in the thigh when he refused to give them money.

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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Raise Your Voice: Senior citizen safety

Raise Your Voice: Senior citizen safety

ATLANTA -- Hattie Bryant says she's had to fight to stay safe in every neighborhood she's lived.

"I didn't think I'd have to do it here," she said. "This is a senior citizen place."

Tell that to the crooks who try to steal cars at Lakewood Christian Manor in southwest Atlanta. Police reports list damaged doors and locks, and busted ignitions -- and that's if the car hasn't been stolen.

"It's a very hurtful feeling when you come out to do your grocery shopping and your vehicle is gone," Bryant said.

She said most residents are afraid to speak up, or figure no one will listen to them because of their ages. But she loves Lakewood too much to stay silent.

"The trees are just beautiful," she said. "I don't believe in having a thief take away my freedom."

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.