Police officers in McDonough are trying to find out what prompted an exchange of gunfire between two people at an apartment complex Monday afternoon. It happened at the Estates at McDonough apartments off Nail Road. McDonough Police said initial reports indicate a woman showed up to meet a man at the apartment complex at 601 Nail Road. “We just know she came to 601 to meet somebody, we do not know who,” said Detective T. Spangenberg with the McDonough Police Department. Police said the woman got into an argument with a man which led to both shooting each other. Detectives said the man she wasRead More →

A 1-year-old girl is being hospitalized after drinking a cup of crystal methamphetamine that was left in a hotel room in Smyrna by her mother’s boyfriend, according to a criminal warrant. The boyfriend, Lorenzo Harris, was arrested and his charges include second-degree child cruelty, trafficking methamphetamine, intent to distribute marijuana, intent to distribute cocaine and felony possession of a firearm. He is being held at the Cobb County Jail. The children’s mother, Shantonia Heard, was also arrested. The warrant states Harris left a Styrofoam cup of crystal meth on the top of a dresser drawer in the room. The child drank the cup and beganRead More →

Three missing girls from Floyd County were found in Centre, Alabama Monday afternoon during a traffic stop with a 12-year-old girl behind the wheel. Centre is about 30 miles away from the Rome area where the girl’s disappeared early Monday morning. “We’re OK, thank you all,” a woman, identified by Floyd County Police as the mother of 12-year-old Madison Pearson, told FOX 5’s George Franco. They said Madison and her neighbor, 15-year-old Diamond Garrett, took the 2013 Ford Fusion belonging to Madison’s mother around 1:30 Monday morning from the Rome area. The two girls also took Diamond’s 6-old-year sister Ateara with them. “They could haveRead More →

One person is dead and 17 others were injured in a fiery crash on Georgia Highway 316 Monday afternoon. The 8-vehicle accident also shut down all eastbound lanes of traffic for several hours. “You just don’t see this type of thing very often,” said Captain Greg Vaughn, Lawrenceville Police Department. “I could tell by the voice of officer on the radio it was a mess.” It happened at GA-316 at Buford Drive in Lawrenceville. The Gwinnett County Fire Department said eight children and 10 adults were injured in the crash. Seven were rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center and two to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta atRead More →

It happened again over the weekend. ATV and dirt bikers took to the streets, breaking the law, and scaring legal motorists with their dangerous antics. Video shots this past weekend show them popping wheelies, running red lights, and weaving in and out of traffic. It’s a problem that has been going on in Atlanta for a number of years now, and witnesses said they are just getting bolder and more dangerous. One of the areas they hit this weekend was the busy intersection of Piedmont and Peachtree roads where those vehicles flew through a red light. Atlanta’s police chief promised a crackdown on these illegalRead More →

Police are looking for a gunman after a woman was shot in the parking lot of a Waffle House early Tuesday morning. She died from her injuries on the way to the hospital, according to authorities. DeKalb County police said the incident happened at the location on Flat Shoals Parkway in unincorporated Decatur. Woman shot in head in parking lot of Waffle House dies from her injuries, per @DeKalbCountyPD pic.twitter.com/yWE4XYLbYQ — Marissa Mitchell (@MarissaMFOX5) June 13, 2017 Witnesses at the restaurant are being interviewed. Watch video here Authorities said the woman was not a customer of the business, but was in the parking lot. TheyRead More →