Thursday, November 17, 2016

Crime, murder and it's not just in Chicago...

Cops: Gun-toting grandma chases armed robbers from home

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COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - A few would-be burglars learned the hard way not to mess with grandma.
Just as Elaine Stiehl, 78, was about to take her nap, she heard a noise coming from the front of her home, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Col. James Yarbrough told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Stiehl grabbed her pistol, loaded it and stepped into the hallway to find two men, who allegedly broke into her home, police said.

Yarbrough said the men, Thomas Allen Linder and John Michael O’Neal, saw the gun, ran out of the home and got into an SUV driven by Anne Renee Dearman. The trio sped off, but police later found them heading north on I-85, Yarbrough said. Two guns, one stolen from out of state, power tools and fur coats were found in the car.
Linder, 44, was charged with burglary and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. O’Neal, 32, was charged with burglary and theft by receiving stolen property. Dearman, 49, was charged with burglary.
The three were taken to the Coweta County jail.

Man turns himself in in Edgewood Avenue murder

by: Tom Jones Updated: 
    ATLANTA - A man police believe was involved in the murder of a man at a popular bar has come forward.
    Police believe the suspect in the murder of Mitchell Mormon junior may be involved in other crimes.
    Channel 2's Tom Jones learned authorities don't want to compromise their investigation into those crimes by releasing his identity.
    Atlanta police said the suspect turned himself in Wednesday and now faces murder and aggravated assault.
    Detectives believe he shot and killed the 32-year-old outside the Church Bar on Edgewood around 3 a.m. Saturday. 
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    We’re continuing to learn more about the man for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4
    Police released video of persons of interest after the shooting.
    Officers say the suspect and the victim got into an argument.
    A friend of Mormon’s told Jones they were on a first date and after the shooter insulted her, Mormon jokingly told the shooter, a Hispanic man, he voted for Donald Trump and the shooter would be gone next week, as in deported.
    Police now confirm there was a discussion about politics that night.
    “It may have come up at some point as something that was said derogatory towards the Hispanic male who turned himself in, but like I said, it was not the point of the argument," Maj. Adam Lee.
    Mormon's friend was also shot during the incident.
    Police say the suspect denied any involvement

    Victim's loved ones say teens' surrender to police in deadly shooting was 'an act'

    by: Nicole Carr Updated: 
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    ATLANTA - Loved ones said they don't feel sorry for two young teen brothers accused in the deadly shooting outside a southwest Atlanta gas station.
    They believe the alleged killers surrendered at a church for their own good.
    The family of Anthony Brooks called the surrender a show, saying the focus was put on young lives instead of the victim and the life lost.
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    Tawanna Brooks told Channel 2’s Nicole Carr there is nothing that will bring her nephew back and there’s no excuse for his alleged killers.
    "I don't care if they were 15 or 50. I don't care if they were 16 or 60. He's dead," Brooks said about the teens accused of killing Anthony Brooks.
    Brooks will be buried on Thursday, the same time Isaac McDaniel, 15, and Charlie McDaniel, 16, will face a judge on murder charges.
    The 50-year-old was gunned down in front of a Campbellton Road gas station Thursday night. Police said the McDaniel brothers were behind the triggers.
    Witnesses said Brooks confronted the teens over recent carjackings hours after their mugshots were released by Atlanta police.
    Their mother arranged their surrender. The boys had no idea they were being led to the family church for prayer and arrests.
    “That whole entire showing up at the church thing with a video camera and somebody giving it to the media, that was for show in my opinion,” Brooks said.
    Brooks’ family said it was sickened to learn of the teens' 30 prior arrests and 100 interactions with APD, as described by police in a news conference this week.
    “I am not holding the parents responsible. I am not holding the judicial system responsible. Nobody put those guns in those boys’ hands and told them to shoot my nephew. They're 100 percent responsible for what they did," Brooks told Carr.
    Brooks' funeral service begins at 1 p.m. Thursday. The McDaniel brothers will face a judge at 2:30 p.m. in Fulton County Superior Court.

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