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New lead in Pastor's murder

New lead in Pastor's murder

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police homicide detectives may have the lead they have been looking for that helps them solve the murder of a Baptist Minister. Associate Pastor Derek Moses was shot and killed at his private business on March 26th.

Police are looking for help to identify a person they want to talk to about the murder. They have pictures of a man who was making a purchase at a convenience store off of Sylvan Road. Case Investigator Summer Benton would not disclose how police were led to the store. "He's not a suspect at this time, he's just a person of interest, so we just need to talk to him and hopefully information that he can give us can lead us to a suspect," she said.

APD holds additional Community Meeting today regarding beat redesign

APD holds additional Community Meeting today regarding beat redesign

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Carlos Campos)  The Atlanta Police Department announced a series of community meetings intended to inform city residents on changes to its six geographical patrol zones.

The APD embarked on a study a year ago, examining its police beats with the goal of ensuring that its resources and response times to calls for service were maximized.

The resulting plan retains the departments six zones, though some geographical boundaries have shifted. Department leadership believes the plan will increase police visibility by boosting the number of beats throughout the city and balancing out workloads in each zone, allowing for improved response times.

Chief George Turner, along with commanders for each zone, will join other department leadership in presenting the plan - along with expected benefits - in a series of public forums through March.

The current meeting : Wednesday, March 9 - Zone 2 The Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church 3417 Roswell Road 7:00 PM

Rev. Al Sharpton Organizes Protest Against Convicted Judge, Jack Camp on Courthouse Steps

Rev. Al Sharpton Organizes Protest Against Convicted Judge, Jack Camp on Courthouse Steps

Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by National Action Network) Reverend Al Sharpton’s Atlanta Chapter of the National Action Network will hold a protest on the steps of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building on Monday, December 6, 2010 from 5pm until 7 pm., 75 Spring St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

 

The Atlanta Chapter is outraged that Senior U.S.

uS Marshals Track GA Dept. of Corrections Escapee to East Point Gas Station

Atlanta, GA--  Today, around 1:15 p.m.,  U S Marshals were tracking a fugitive near Metropolitan Parkway & Cleveland Ave. while he was pumping gas.

The agent radioed to Atlanta PD for assistance. When the suspect was approached by an APD unit, the suspect jumped back in the vehicle & ran over the officers foot in an attempt to flee. At that point the officer, whose name is not being released yet, fired his city issued weapon at the suspect. The suspect was not hit.

The suspect led officers on a short chase that ended on Virginia Avenue in East Point. Suspect was apprehended. The officer suffered a slight foot injury, but was not transported for care.  Suspect's name is Mack Ranson, B/M, DOB 06/15/76.

Officers involved in East Point Shooting

Atlanta, GA-- Wednesday afternoon East Point police were involved in a shooting near Normanberry Drive at Normanberry Village.  Officers say they had a tip to where a vehicle that was associated with a Henry County murder was located. When they spotted the vehicle on Wednesday, the driver led them into the apartment parking lot when the shooting occurred.

2 individuals were in the car, 1 was taken to the hospital and the other to jail. The car was left hanging over a raised cul-de-sac. No officers were injured.

The GBI is investigating the shooting.

Arson Suspected in Fire at Family Dollar Store in East Point

Atlanta, GA-- A Reward of up to $10,000 is being offered by the State Fire Marshal’s Office to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspected Arsonists who set ablaze and destroyed a Family Dollar Store today in East Point. At 3:01 this morning, East Point Fire Engines 2, 3, 4, Tower 3 and the Battalion Chief  responded to a structure fire at the Family Dollar located at 3104 Washington Road.  Upon arrival crews reported seeing heavy fire and smoke inside the Family Dollar, which quickly spread through the roof.  East Point Command was established and requested additional assistance from one engine with the College Park Fire Department and one ladder truck from the Atlanta Fire Department.

The Family Dollar was one of 13 businesses located within the strip mall.  It was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and flames were contained to the store of origin.

2 Teens Jailed after East Point MARTA Attack

Atlanta, GA-- On Tuesday, 19 year old college student Joshua Murray spoke about a beating he received after getting off the MARTA bus at the East Point station.  2 Teens are behind bars and police are looking for 3 more accused of beating the teenager outside the Marta stop.

MARTA police said that Murray was repeatedly punched, kicked, knocked down to the ground and bleeding when officers arrived.  2 of the suspects were arrested and MARTA police say that the investigation continues.