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Shootout At Trestletree Village Apartments

Dice game may have sparked gunfight.

A disagreement stemming from a dice game may have sparked a shooting Wednesday night at the Trestletree Village Apartments in Ormewood Park, Atlanta police said.

A woman who lives in the complex — long the source of quality of life complaints for residents in Ormewood Park and neighboring Grant Park — suffered lacerations to her arm and leg, but refused treatment, police said.

She was caught in the 9 p.m. incident when, after hearing the gunfire, she ran out to get her children from a neighboring apartment, police said.

A Trestletree Village Apartments manager was not immediately available for comment Thursday.

Police gave the following account:

A witness told police he saw three men near some bushes in the 900 block of Confederate Court SE exclaiming, "We got him, we got him."

The witness then said he saw another man across the street shooting at the three men who were near the bushes.

The lone man who returned fire may be known as "Dion," according to another witness.

A third witness said one of the gunmen point what appeared to be an M16 rifle in his direction and fired several times at him.

The lone gunman are described as black with short, dreadlocked hair and last seen wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans.

One of the other gunmen is described as black with medium-sized dreadlocked hair wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

The man holding what is thought to have been the M16 is black and last seen wearing a red hat, white tee shirt, khaki shorts and Air Force One-branded shoes.

Anyone with information about any of the recent crimes is urged to call 911 or Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404.577.TIPS (8477).

Keep up-to-date on the latest crime news affecting the East Atlanta Patch neighborhoods patrolled by by going to our Zone 6 Crime page.

Susan Kellett Gue October 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Really? That's awesome! (I think...) Thanks for the update!
Kim November 14, 2012 at 03:00 AM
im a resident of trestletree and yes there need to be some changes made.....its absolutely ridiculous... Kids arent safe playing outside..cant leave apartment without it being broken into....something needs to b done immediately
Ormewood Park Mom November 14, 2012 at 08:24 PM
What can we do to help?
Kim November 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Well rules nees to be strictly enforced....as far as management is concerned.....u kno what the sad part about trestletree is the residents who live here are not telling what they see happening......half of these ppl here dont work and dont care to have or establish anything....just not tying to better themselves at all...its sad...
Kim November 15, 2012 at 12:21 AM
this community cant be helped if everyone dont take a stand....i would like to start but I cant do it alone...im open for suggestions but I need help....

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