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East Point Police officer dies in surgery

EAST POINT, Ga. – An East Point Police officer died in surgery on Thursday.

Toure' Heywood was in need of an organ transplant after being injured in the line of duty years ago. According to a GoFundMe page, Heywood was struck by a hit-and-run driver and developed a blood clot that went undetected for years.

The family was notified on Wednesday that a donor was available in Washington D.C.

Heywood passed away on the operating, according to East Point Police Lt. Cliff Chandler.

Heywood, a Marine veteran, served with the East Point Police Department for the last five years, Chandler said.

East Point security guard found dead in parking lot

UPDATE: Police have ruled the death of a 32-year-old security guard in East Point a suicide. Read the latest update here.

Original story:

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Police are still trying to figure out who shot and killed a security guard in East Point Sunday morning.

That man, later identified as 32-year-old Antonio Spear, was found dead in his car about 300 yards from where police said someone shot him.

East Point security guard death ruled suicide

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The death of a 32-year-old security guard in East Point has been ruled a suicide, police said on Wednesday.

Antonio Spear was found dead of a gunshot wound in his car in an East Point shopping center parking lot on Sunday.

Police had said that the death was being treated as a homicide, but the medical examiner later ruled it a suicide, East Point Police Captain Cliff Chandler said Wednesday.

The medical examiner's report said that the gun was at extremely close range when it discharged.

Suspected would-be robber says he's the real victim

ATLANTA -- Circling on social media is cell phone video of an East Point man holding an alleged would-be robber at gunpoint until police can arrive.

But Edgar Horn says it's all one big misunderstanding. Horn says he drove to the Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard to meet up with a friend for lunch, but got in the wrong car and ended up with a gun in his face.

Hashim Fannin says there's no doubt in his mind why Horn got into his car. He says as soon as he parked, Horn casually hopped in.


"He opens the door and he kind of falls in to it," explained Fannin.

Video shows moment train crashes into MARTA

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Startling video taken on-board a MARTA bus shows the difference that seven seconds could have made between life and death.

Off-duty officer rescues child after car theft

EAST POINT, Ga. -- An off-duty police officer chased after a suspect who stole a car with a 4-year-old inside.


On Friday, Tarena Evans was pumping gas at a RaceTrac gas station around 1:20 p.m. on Camp Creek Parkway North in East Point when a silver four-door sedan pulled up by her.

A man waited until she was finished pumping gas and then jumped into her 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and drove off. Evans's 4-year-old daughter, Skye, was still inside the vehicle.

"Blink of an eye, at the gas pump, my car was pulling off," Evans said.

Then she took off on foot after her car - and after her baby.

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA


Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015