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Man shot to death inside DeKalb apartment


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A man was shot to death inside his DeKalb County apartment overnight, and police are now searching for three suspects.

The shooting happened at around 2 a.m. Monday at the Ashgrove Apartments in the 400 block of Hambrick Road.

DeKalb County Police said the victim invited the suspects into his apartment. At some point, the suspects shot the victim, then left. The victim's girlfriend and children were inside the apartment at the time.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died. His name was not released, but police said he was in his mid 20's.

While police have a description of the suspects, they have not made it public, citing the active investigation. They believe robbery was the motive for the shooting.

Lithonia police officer, child killed in accident


LITHONIA, Ga. -- An off-duty Lithonia police officer and a baby were killed in an early morning accident on Sunday.

The two-vehicle accident happened on Rock Chapel Road near Kimberly Lynn Drive in DeKalb County.

Lithonia wreck leaves three dead


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LITHONIA, Ga. -- A violent wreck in Lithonia left three people dead Sunday morning.

It happened at the intersection of Lithonia Industrial Blvd. and Marbut Road.

Witnesses on the scene said a white SUV sped through the intersection slamming into a maroon car and sending both vehicles in different directions.

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Mother of teen beat by local mall guards speaks out


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LITHONIA, Ga. -- DeKalb County police say it's clear there was a fight between security guards and a teenager at Stonecrest Mall last Saturday. What's not so clear is who started it.

And that's why police said no one is being charged.

Witnesses gave conflicting accounts of how the fight started and who was responsible for it. And, apparently, cellphone video taken of at least some of the incident did not provide enough information to help officers in their investigation.

But the mother of the 15-year-old boy seen being punched by the guards in the video said she can't believe police didn't charge the older men.

The complicated past and present of Stone Mountain


STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (WXIA) -- Stone Mountain has again become a source of contention as July 4 weekend arrives.

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Some are calling for a boycott of the park that displays many Confederate flags, particularly with July 4th approaching this Saturday. What makes this particular tourist attraction such a center of controversy? It's all about the history.

What is Stone Mountain today?

"It's a melting pot, just like Atlanta itself is," resident Lemar McRae said.

Neighbor Charles Dougherty agrees.

State Rep. calls for Stone Mountain boycott over Confederate flag


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Stone Mountain Park is home to one of the biggest fireworks shows in the state of Georgia. But just days before Independence Day, a Georgia state representative is calling on Georgians to boycott Stone Mountain Park this weekend, and everyday until the park removes its Confederate flags.

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"At a state-owned and state-run park that operates under Georgia code, we need something that represents all of us," said Rep. LaDawn Jones (D-62).

Mold and flooding plague veteran's apartment


STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (WXIA) -- Disabled Air Force veteran Darryl Johnson returned from the Middle East nearly three years ago and moved into a Stone Mountain apartment, where he says he's been dealing with mold and other issues ever since.

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Johnson says that no matter what he does, he has not been able to rid his apartment of mold and flooding, and has had to watch while his ceiling has simply collapsed in front of him.