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Suspect arrested in SW Atlanta murder

Suspect arrested in SW Atlanta murder

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for a murder last month.

Munir Dixon was taken into custody Tuesday.

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Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Dixon was charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Mar. 29 death of Howell Barron, who was found shot to death in a car on Oak Drive SW in southwest Atlanta.

Dixon is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

Man and woman shot during robbery

Man and woman shot during robbery

ATLANTA -- A man and woman were shot early Wednesday while trying to stop thieves from driving away in their SUV.

The shooting happened shortly after 1 a.m. on Dawson Lane SW in southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said the man heard two suspects trying to make off with his Chevrolet Tahoe and went outside with a gun. There was an exchange of gunfire and the homeowner was hit in the upper torso.

When the woman stepped outside the house, the suspects shot her in the lower leg, Peek said.

The couple was not married as originally reported.  Both victims are stable at the hospital.

After the shooting, the two suspects jumped into a getaway car driven by a third suspect and fled, according to Peek.

Police are now working to identify the suspects.

Child killed, suspect arrested in hit and run

Child killed, suspect arrested in hit and run

ATLANTA -- The man accused of killing a 12 year old in a hit and run accident has turned himself in.

Gatha Maurice Dyer, 43, faces a number of charges, including vehicular homicide, hit and run, DUI, failure to maintain lane and driving on a suspended license.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said Dyer is accused of striking the unidentified child at around 5:30 p.m. Monday. The accident happened at Boulder Park Drive and Brownlee Road in southwest Atlanta.

Dyer later turned himself in to Clayton County police. He is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail.

Man carjacked outside Buckhead home

Man carjacked outside Buckhead home

ATLANTA -- A Buckhead man was carjacked outside his home at around 2 a.m. Friday.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said the victim was in the driveway of his house on Karland Drive NW when two men approached and forced him into his Mercedes.

The suspects drove the victim around Atlanta and made him withdraw money from an ATM. After about 45 minutes of driving, they dropped the victim off on Lee Street SW in southwest Atlanta, where he called 911, Peek said.

Police have found the man's Mercedes, but the suspects are still at large. The victim described his carjackers as two black men.

Peek said the victim was not injured.

Man shot to death in south Fulton County

Man shot to death in south Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Fulton County police responding to a shots fired call early Monday, found a man shot to death in the 1200 block of Utoy Springs Road SW.

Fulton County police Detective Melissa Parker said the victim, a man in his late 30s, was lying on the curb at the entrance to an apartment complex. Investigators have yet to determine how many times he was shot or a motive.

Detective Parker said officers are interviewing several possible witnesses.

The victim's name was not released.

 

Shooting victim calls 911 from Atlanta Citgo

Shooting victim calls 911 from Atlanta Citgo

ATLANTA -- A shooting victim drove himself to a southwest Atlanta gas station for help Friday morning.

The unidentified man called 911 shortly after 3 a.m. from the Citgo at the corner of Campbellton Road and Childress Drive.

The victim told police he was shot at an apartment on Devon Drive SW, and that he was able to run from the suspects, get into a car and drive away.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said investigators are working to find the suspects and determine whether the victim was robbed before he was shot.

The victim was taken to a hospital. Peek said his wound is not life-threatening.

Woman found guilty of burning girlfriend's body

Woman found guilty of burning girlfriend's body

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman has been found guilty again in a re-trial of a murder she and her son committed in 2005.

Tonya Miller, 48, was convicted for the second time Friday in the death of 56-year-old Cheryl Miranda of Tampa, Fla.

According to information presented in court, Miller and her son Jabaris killed Miranda by hitting her in the head and stabbing her in the neck. They then set the victim's truck, with her body inside, on fire in a wooded area off of All Welcome Road in unincorporated south Fulton County on Mar. 4, 2005.

Miranda's body was identified by fingerprints, according to Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones. Investigators determined that the victim's hands had been bound with rope and a belt had been fastened around her neck.