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2 arrested, 1 tased after carjacking and chase in Atlanta

2 arrested, 1 tased after carjacking and chase in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two teenage suspects were arrested after a carjacking and police chase in Atlanta Thursday morning.

The carjacking occurred on Fitzgerald Street in northeast Atlanta. Police later spotted the stolen car near Turner Field and initiated a chase.

Atlanta Police said they caught up to the car at the Park Commons Apartments in the 150 block of Peyton Place in southwest Atlanta.

Four suspects tried to run; two were captured. Both were charged with auto theft, and fleeing and attempting to elude police. Because they are minors, their names have not been released.

Investigators said a third suspect was tased by police and also suffered a laceration to the head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police are now searching for the fourth suspect.

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

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.

RELATED | Atlanta Police Department hires 24 new officers

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.