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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.

Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

Security guard, guest shot at Atlanta sports bar

ATLANTA -- A security guard and a guest were shot at a southwest Atlanta club Monday morning.

Police said it began at around 4:30 a.m. with a fight at Dejavu 2 Sports Bar and Lounge in the 2900 block of Campbellton Road SW.

According to an Atlanta police spokesperson, the man who started the fight was thrown out of the club. He retrieved a gun from his car and tried to get back into the building, but was stopped by a security guard.

The security guard and the patron shot at each other. The security guard was struck in his left hand, while another club guest was shot in the left hand and left side. Both victims' injuries were not life-threatening.

The patron who shot the security guard has not been caught or identified.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said responding officers also arrested the club's owner on a warrant for battery and selling liquor after hours.