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Estranged husband shoots wife's friend at nightclub


LITHONIA, Ga. -- Police are on the trail of a suspect after a bar shooting in Lithonia early Monday.

Police said the shooting happened at a bar called DaBomb in the 2800 block of Evans Mills Road.

DeKalb police said a 27-year-old man was shot at the bar but then driven to his home by a witness who said the shooter was her estranged husband. 

From the home, someone called an ambulance and the victim was transported to Grady Hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses on the scene said the said he was the driver's boyfriend..

Names and other information regarding the suspect and victims have not yet been released.

11Alive is working to gather more details on this developing story. Check back for details.

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Family remembers postal worker killed by falling tree in Lithonia


LITHONIA, Ga. -- Family and friends are remembering the mail carrier killed by a falling tree yesterday as a devoted husband and father.

Memorial run raises money for kids in need


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – Runners and walkers of all skill levels gathered Saturday for a 5K in honor of a young girl from Tucker who died in a tragic accident.

The 5th annual Livvy’s Love Fun Run took place at Stone Mountain Park.

 

The non-profit has donated more than $28,000 to help underprivileged youth.
 


Suspect shot after alleged break-in attempt at officer's home


LITHONIA, Ga. -- Police have identified an officer who shot an alleged home intruder Saturday in DeKalb County. 

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. in Lithonia. Police said the robber broke into the home of David Sutton, a six-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department.

Police said the officer opened fire on the suspect, hitting him once.

The injured suspect left the home and tried to drive himself to DeKalb Medical Center.

Officers were following him and he was taken to Grady hospital to receive treatment.

11Alive has not yet learned of the suspect's identity or condition.

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Police seek missing special needs woman


STONE MOUNTAIN -- Police in DeKalb are looking for a woman who went missing from a special needs group home in Stone Mountain in late December.

Police said 18-year-old Symone Atkins was last seen on Dec. 29. Police added Atkins has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.

She is described as a black female who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 135 pounds.

Anyone with information on Atkins's location is asked to call DeKalb County Police Special Victims Unit at 770-724-7710.


No one hurt in Stone Mountain train-car wreck Tuesday afternoon


STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (WXIA) -- DeKalb County authorities were investigating an collision between a train and a car on South Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road in Stone Mountain on Tuesday afternoon. 

Police said the collision happened on the CSX tracks near Wellborne Road. DeKalb Fire-Rescue said there were no injuries reported. 

The car was towed from the scene, and the train resumed its travel after authorities completed their investigation at the scene.

 


Stonecrest Mall set to reopen following shooting


Witnesses said they heard at least two gunshots. Shopper Steven Hendricks also said there was obvious tension between two rival groups leading up to the shots.

"I saw a bunch of kids running and screaming. I thought it was a fight. Next thing I know I hear bullets flying and glass shattering," he said. "I thought, I need to go get the kids because if something happened to them I wouldn’t be able to live with myself."

As if the shooting wasn't enough, the excitement continued even after the shooting -- this time with a fire alarm.

Just hours after the shots were fired, firefighters were called to the mall for a small fire that started at a makeup counter inside one of the stores.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was hurt.