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Counter-protests, KKK shunned at pro-Confederate Flag rally

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Hundreds of people showed up at Stone Mountain, Saturday, in support of the Confederate Flag.

Organizers intended for this to be a calm and respectful rally and, for the most part, it was – though a counter protest caused a few moments of tension where it looked like a fight could break out at any moment.

People who came to celebrate their heritage looked hate right in the eye with disgust when an admitted and adamant member of the KKK came to the event.

They made it clear that he was not welcome to the crowd's chants of "Go away KKK".


Stone Mountain ready for Confederate flag rally Saturday

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (WXIA) – Stone Mountain Park Police said they are expecting hundreds of people to show up on Saturday for a rally in defense of the Confederate flag.


Emotions are high on both sides of the issue, but Stone Mountain Police say they are taking every precaution to make sure things do not get out of hand.

2 shot, 1 fatally, outside Stone Mountain apartment

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A man was killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting at a Stone Mountain apartment complex Thursday night.

The two victims were shot on a patio outside a unit at the Landmark at Mountain View Apartments off Richardson Street.

A DeKalb County Police investigators said the male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The female victim was taken to an area hospital; her condition was not immediately known. No names have been released.

Police said multiple shots were fired at the pair.

So far, no one has been arrested or charged in the shooting. The investigation continues.

Man critical after shooting at apartment complex

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 21-year-old man was shot at a DeKalb County apartment complex overnight.

The victim, whose name was not released, was hurt early Thursday at the KRC Bridge Apartments off North Hairston Road near Stone Mountain.

Police said the victim claimed he was approached and then shot by two men. Robbery may have been the motive, but the details were not immediately known.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

No one has been arrested or charged in the shooting.

Group protests Stone Mountain Confederate Flag

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A group gathered at Stone Mountain on Saturday to protest the public display of Confederate flags there.

"Public park, public place – these flags should be erased," one protester said.

Members of the African American Equality Committee (AAEC) changed and held signs calling for the Confederate Flag to come down like it did at the State House in South Carolina.

"We don't think that the Confederate Flag should be open for the public because it's causing so much pain after the killings in Charleston, S.C.," AAEC's Stevenson Hudson, Jr. said.

The group said it should be moved to the Confederate Hall at Stone Mountain instead of flying next to the American flag.

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DeKalb Co. police officer shot; suspect killed


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County police officer is in serious condition after being shot several times early Sunday.

According to police, the incident happened at the Marquis Pointe apartment complex in Stone Mountain. Around 2 a.m., police received multiple calls that a man was firing a gun in the complex. When officers arrived, the suspect was gone.

Around 3:30 a.m., police received a call that a man was knocking on a woman's door.

When two officers responded, they said the man began firing. One officer was struck several times. He returned fire, killing the suspect.

GBI releases new info on man who died after police altercation

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released new details regarding an officer-involved altercation that ended with one man dead.

According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, officers were called to a home on Rock Place Drive in unincorporated Stone Mountain around 4 a.m.

The caller said that a man - later identified as George Mann - was irate and possibly armed while locked in his garage.

An altercation ensued when five officers went to make contact with the man, according to police.

The GBI said that police stunned the man with a taser when he resisted officers.

The man went unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Eastside Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A gun and suspected methamphetamine were found in the garage.

A specific cause of death has not been released.