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Uber driver's quick thinking leads to Days Inn shooters' capture

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Three suspects are in police custody after a man was shot in the head Tuesday morning at a Stone Mountain Days Inn, but police credit the quick-thinking of an Uber driver for the suspects' capture.

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Suspects caught in hotel robbery where man was shot in the head

UPDATE 11:00 AM:Police have captured all three suspects.

UPDATE 10:00 AM: Snellville Police caught two of the three suspects from this morning's shooting/robbery. According to Public Information Officer Captain C. G. Roberts, the stolen car was spotted in a neighborhood off Scenic Highway in Snellville. There was a foot chase where two of the suspects were apprehended without incident. One suspect is still being pursued. Police have K9 officers and a helicopter searching for him on Scenic Highway between Highway 78 and High Point Road.

DeKalb DA indicts three teens for deadly carjacking


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County district attorney indicted three teenagers Tuesday in the shooting death of a 25-year-old woman during an attempted carjacking at a gas station in October.

Cameron Williams, Demonte Grant, and Jermaine Grant -- all under the age of 17 -- have been formally charged with three counts of murder and two counts of aggravated assault. No arraignment date has been set for the three co-defendants. They will not face the death penalty.

Former DeKalb teacher arrested on child molestation charges

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A DeKalb County investigation has led to the arrest of a former teacher on child molestation charges.

Judge Wayne Purdom signed the arrest warrant for Quentin Martavious Wright, 25, of Decatur on Wednesday, charging that Wright sent pornographic photographs to a student.

Wright was first arrested in May after investigators found he allowed students to have sex in a classroom closet at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain, Ga.

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Police: 3 suspects arrested in fatal gas station shooting

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Police have arrested all three carjackers involved in the murder of a woman early Friday morning.  It's a crime DeKalb County's head of police called, "heinous."

Police say 16-year old Cameron Williams pulled the trigger, but brothers Dermonte & Jermaine Grant are also being charged with felony murder. All three are teenagers. 

Would-be thieves caught on tape after being chased from home

LITHONIA, Ga. -- A Lithonia man says he woke up to a startling sound -- three men busting inside his house.

It happened around 11 a.m. at a home on Waterton Drive.  DeKalb County Police Captain Paul Braun said the men likely thought the house was empty and were trying to steal the TVs. But one resident happened to be home, sleeping upstairs.

"Anything could happen, just glad he's alive," said Brandon Pierlouis, the brother of the man inside the house. Pierlouis says he was in school when he got a call, alerting him to what happened.

"He said they kicked the door down. He heard the kicking so he went down there and he scared them off because they were trying to take the TV," explained Pierlouis, recounting his brother's story.

No one was injured and Whitaker says if they come back, he'll be watching. He says several homeowners have installed cameras recently, as crime in the area has increased.

Civil rights leaders to governor: No MLK presence on Stone Mountain

ATLANTA -- Civil Rights leaders met with Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday to say they’re adamantly against any plans to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Stone Mountain.
The presidents of the Atlanta and NAACP chapters and the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) met with the Governor for about an hour, then spoke with the press.
The group asked for the meeting after reports earlier this week that the Stone Mountain Memorial Association wants to put a replica of the liberty bell atop Stone Mountain and call it the “Freedom Bell”.
The plan is to include the words from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech – “Let Freedom Ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia”.