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Atlanta Police searching for sexual assault suspects

Atlanta Police searching for sexual assault suspects

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are searching for the men accused of sexually assaulting a teenager at a party.

The crime happened Jan. 20 at a house in northwest Atlanta. Police said three men attacked the 15-year-old victim as she celebrated her birthday.

A sketch artist created composites of the suspects. One is a black man with dreadlocks who is known only as Jamie. Investigators believe Jamie is about 16 years old. Another suspect, who is known as Reckless, is about 17 years old and has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The third suspect is a bald black man with the number 20 tattooed on the left side of his neck.

The suspects are known to frequent southwest Atlanta's Pittsburgh neighborhood.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Atlanta Police at 404-546-5605 or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Victim in Marietta Craigslist murder remembered

Victim in Marietta Craigslist murder remembered

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – Marietta Police said three people have been arrested with the Monday evening shooting death of a 21-year-old man in a Craigslist-related murder.

Investigators said the victim, James Jones Jr., a student at Clark Atlanta University, arrived at the location in the 300 block of Jamaica Cove at about 9:30 p.m., answering a Craigslist ad for an iPhone 6 that was supposedly for sale. When he arrived at the location, police said Jones was robbed and shot by the suspects, who they said posted the ad. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers found the victim Monday evening after receiving a 911 call about a possible vehicle accident at the Jamaica Cove address. When they arrived, they found Jones in the driver's seat, dead from a gunshot wound.

3 indicted in murder of councilwoman's nephew

3 indicted in murder of councilwoman's nephew

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three members of the Bloods street gang have been indicted for shooting an 18-year-old man to death last summer.

Investigators believe Darius Bottoms was killed in a case of mistaken identity -- the suspects thought he was a fellow Bloods member with whom they were fighting. Bottoms was the nephew of Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms.

An indictment was returned Tuesday against 16-year-old Rashad Barber, 20-year-old Ryan Bowdery and 19-year-old David Dajunta Wallace. Police said the suspects shot Bottoms in the head as he drove home along Legacy Drive in southwest Atlanta on June 13, 2014. Family members described Bottoms as a bright young man who had a plan for life.

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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Slot machines found inside stolen van

Slot machines found inside stolen van

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police found two slot machines inside an abandoned minivan Wednesday morning.

The van was discovered shortly before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Campbellton Road and Epworth Street in southwest Atlanta.

A patrol officer spotted the vehicle parked on the sidewalk. He ran the tags and learned it had been reported stolen.

When police opened the back of the van, they found two slots machines inside. They did not immediately know where the machines originated.

The theft is under investigation.

Man stabbed to death after fight in SW Atlanta

Man stabbed to death after fight in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man in his early 20's was stabbed to death in southwest Atlanta Wednesday night.

The victim, 27-year-old Nicholas Roberts of Atlanta, was killed at around 10:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Gardens Apartments in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road SW.

Witnesses told police Roberts got into a fight with someone shortly before the stabbing.

Police said the witnesses are cooperating and may be able to lead investigators to a suspect.

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.