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DeKalb County man leaves for work, never comes home


LITHONIA, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police are looking for a man reported missing earlier this week.

Elijah Shuler was last seen Aug. 15 by his mother, who said he went to his job at the Pizza Hut in the 2700 block of Evans Mill Road. He never returned home.

Shuler, 23, spoke with his mother for the final time at around 9 p.m. She reported him missing two days later.

The missing man is black, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing his Pizza Hut uniform. Shuler drives a gold four-door 2006 Honda Accord.

Investigators do not suspect foul play in his disappearance.

Anyone with sees Shuler is asked to call DeKalb County Police at 770-724-7600.

Men sought in pair of DeKalb County carjackings


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Police are searching for two men suspected in a pair of carjackings in DeKalb County.

According to police, a man told investigators that he was on his way to pick up his girlfriend when he offered two men a ride on Waldrop Lane.

Once inside, one of the men pulled out a gun and demanded money. He told the victim to pick up his girlfriend so he could rob her as well.

Police say the victim eventually jumped out and ran into a restaurant in Lithonia to call police.

Investigators say the suspects ran off and then carjacked a woman in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant on Stonecrest Circle. Her car was later found abandoned on River Road near Walbash Lane.

There were no injuries. No suspects have been identified or arrested.

Gwinnett apartment fire contained to 1 unit


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Fire Department battled a small fire at a Stone Mountain-area apartment complex Monday morning.

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the fire broke out shortly before 10:30 a.m. at the Grove at Stone Mountain Apartments in the 1900 block of Glenn Club Drive. A 911 caller reported smoke pouring from a window.

Responding crews found flames and smoke inside one ground floor unit.

"Firefighters worked fast and contained the fire to the unit of origin," Rutledge said in a statement.

No one was hurt in the fire. Rutledge said the cause appeared to be a halogen lamp that was left on and fell against a mattress.

No warrants to be issued against mall security guards


(WXIA) -- A Dekalb County Judge ruled late Monday night against issuing arrest warrants for three security guards involved in a fight at Stonecrest Mall.

In June, 11Alive News first brought you shocking images of security guards from Stonecrest Mall fighting with teens.
 

The video very clearly shows the guards pummeling the teen, but what cannot be determined is who started the fight – and that is why police have yet to file any charges against the guards. 

Monday night, the teen's family took matters into their own hands. They presented their case in a probable cause hearing. 

The family's attorney Muwali Davis argued the video speaks for itself. 

Man arrested for firing shot before Confederate flag rally


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – A man was arrested after firing a shot before a rally held in support of the Confederate flag at Stone Mountain Saturday.

Investigators said 27-year-old Bryce White opened fire as a caravan of trucks flying Confederate flags traveled towards the entrance of Stone Mountain Park on Saturday morning.

"From what we could tell from the cars that were in front of us, the guy was shooting at the ground," said a woman in one of the trucks.

The woman said that at first she thought it was a firecracker, but soon realized it was the sound of a bullet. She said she told her children to duck.

"I think his intentions were to scare people and let his opinion be known," she said.

Suspect arrested in fatal DeKalb hotel shooting


LITHONIA, Ga. -- Authorities say one person was shot and killed at a Lithonia hotel early Sunday.

DeKalb County police were called to the Hyatt Place hotel on Mall Ring Road around 3 p.m. They found 32-year-old Franklin Jones shot to death in a top floor hallway.

The suspect, 35-year-old Tito Ivey, told police he shot Jones because he thought the victim was trying to rob him.

DeKalb County Police Capt. Steven Fore said investigators did not find evidence to back up Ivey's claim of self defense -- there was no sign of a struggle at the scene, and Jones was not armed.

Ivey was arrested and charged with murder.

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".

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