Father indicted on federal gun charges after his 3-year-old was shot in the head
A federal grand jury has Kedrick Ross on gun and drug charges after his three-year-old son was shot in the head back in Septeimber inside a duplex on Village trail. At the time, investigators said he had a 40-caliber handgun, along with methamphetamine that he planned to sell. They said the gun was the same one that caused the gunshot wound to his son when the toddler found it and discharged it. If convicted, investigators said he faces up to life in prison.
The family of a Texas death row inmate whose conviction has come under new scrutiny say Republican Gov. Greg Abbott needs to grant a reprieve at a rally outside his mansion. Rodney Reed is scheduled to die later this month for the 1996 killing of a 19-year-old woman in Central Texas. But celebrities such as Beyoncé, religious leaders and Republican lawmakers say Reed’s conviction deserves a second look.
Rodrick Reed, Rodney’s brother, told supporters outside Abbott’s mansion on Saturday that they’re asking the governor to consider new evidence in the case. Neither Abbott nor his office have commented on Reed’s case.
Berry Hill Officer-involved shooting, suspect on the run
A shooting investigation involving a Berry Hill Police Officer is underway early Monday morning. Officials tell us it happened just before 1 a.m. at the Access Control Systems LLC on Grissom Drive. Officers were reportedly responding to a burglary alarm. Police say shots were fired at a suspect’s vehicle, which got away.
Man arrested for killing 18-year-old last Christmas
Friday night Hermitage police made an arrest for a fatal shooting on Christmas Day 2018. Officers have charged 20-year-old Montarius Bean with voluntary manslaughter of 18-year-old Alijah C. Williams. Bean admitted to shooting Williams, saying he had thought Williams was getting a gun from his car and that he shot him when he returned to the front porch. Responding officers found Williams inside his car, shot in the torso. He died at the scene. No gun was found in his car. No charges were made last December pending a full investigation.
Atlanta student found dead had filed a police report on unwanted touching days before she vanished, authorities say
21 year old Alexis Crawford, A Clark Atlanta University student, vanished from her off-campus apartment more than a week ago and was found dead in a park in nearby Dekalb County on Friday. She had filed a police report describing unwanted kissing and touching days before she went missing..The man she filed the report against is now one of two people accused of her murder. Her death was the result of asphyxiation, the Atlanta Police Department said Saturday in a news release that cited the medical examiner’s office. Police identified the suspects as Jordyn Jones and Barron Brantley — both 21.