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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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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.

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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.