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Teen shot in the face inside Atlanta apartment

Teen shot in the face inside Atlanta apartment

ATLANTA -- A 17 year old was conscious and alert after being shot in the face inside a southwest Atlanta apartment Friday morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. at the Allen Hills Apartments on Allen Temple Court.

A witness told police he and the victim were walking through the apartment complex when several people got out of a dark-colored car and opened fire on them. Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said it's more likely the shooting happened inside an apartment, and the suspects chased the victim into the parking lot.

Jones said the victim did not cooperate with investigators and refused to answer their questions about the shooting. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Callers to 911 reported hearing several shots fired. Police only found one bullet hole, which was in a car parked in the complex's parking lot.

2 men shot inside car in northwest Atlanta

2 men shot inside car in northwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two men were shot inside a car in northwest Atlanta Monday night.

The victims' names have not been released. They were shot shortly before 11 p.m. on Stanhope Circle.

After the shooting, the victims drove away, but crashed their car near the intersection of Arcadia Circle and Burbank Drive, not far from the scene.

Three people were inside the car. The conditions of the two who were shot were not immediately known. A motive and suspect's name were not released.

Atlanta police are investigating the shooting.

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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Suspects arrested 2 years after murder

Suspects arrested 2 years after murder

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have made two arrests in a 2-year-old homicide case.

Darrell Walker, 30, and Toney Walton, 27, have been charged with murder in the death of Joe Louis West.

West was gunned down Dec. 21, 2012 in the 300 block of Skipper Place in northwest Atlanta. Police said he was shot in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Walker was taken to the Fulton County Jail after his arrest. Walton was already in prison on unrelated charges.

Atlanta police cruiser involved in accident

Atlanta police cruiser involved in accident

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are searching for the driver who swerved in front of an officer's cruiser, causing an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

It happened at around midnight on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway near Hall Street in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said the officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a call for help. As the officer drove down Hollowell Parkway, a car swerved in front of the cruiser.

The officer also swerved to avoid hitting the car and collided with a different vehicle. The officer and the other driver were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with neck and back injuries. Griffin said both are in stable condition and expected to recover.

Investigators are now searching for the car that swerved in front of the cruiser.

Ga. Tech student indicted in UGA website hack

Ga. Tech student indicted in UGA website hack

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Georgia Tech student has been indicted by a Clarke County grand jury for allegedly hacking into University of Georgia's computer network prior to the Nov. 29 football game between the rivals.

Ryan Gregory Pickren, 21, is charged with felony computer trespass for posting on UGA's online calendar two days before the match-up, the Athens Banner-Herald is reporting.

The illegal calendar entry, which was added below the actual listing for the game, said: "Sat., November 29, 2014/ 12:00 pm/ Get Ass Kicked by GT."

An investigation was launched by the UGA Police Department, which did not arrest Pickren. Instead, a prosecutor submitted evidence to the grand jury, which indicted the Georgia Tech student on Dec. 16.

A bench warrant was later ordered and Pickren surrendered at the Clarke County Jail. He was released after posting a $5,000 bond.

Juveniles steal iPads from Atlanta school

Juveniles steal iPads from Atlanta school

ATLANTA -- Two juveniles have been charged with burglarizing Atlanta's Scott Elementary School.

The break-in happened late Sunday morning at the school in the 1700 block of Hollywood Road.

According to a police report, the building's camera system captured images of four suspects. A police officer responded to the school and found two of the suspects, both of whom are underage.

One of the suspects carried a red backpack that held 10 stolen iPad Minis, two Apple chargers and some snack items taken from a vending machine inside the building.

The second suspect had a green backpack filled with 12 of the school's iPad Minis and more snacks.

Police subsequently found two more backpacks -- one outside the cafeteria and the other on the building's second floor -- and recovered 20 additional iPad Minis and six first generation iPads, plus more snacks.