Thursday, September 6, 2012
Suspected car burglar shot dead in fight with police officer.
An Atlanta police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a late-night deadly shooting in Inman Park. The shooting victim, whom police did not identify, was suspected of breaking into cars behind 429 North Highland Ave. off Washita Avenue. The responding officer, told homicide investigators that he saw the now-dead man in the parking lot and the two became involved in some altercation leading to the shooting. The victim, a man believed to be in his early- to mid-30s, died at the scene in the incident, which occurred around 10:50 p.m., police said. "The officer received abrasions as a result of the altercation. Atlanta Police Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the incident," Officer John …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Neighborhood rallies to bring justice to beloved resident.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Péralte Paul
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Grant Park residents have raised more than $2,700 in donations toward a reward to help capture the killer or killers of David McReynolds, who was shot dead July 26. The David McReynolds Memorial Crime Stoppers Reward Fund, established on Fundly.com, the crowdfunding social media site, is on top of the $2,000 being offered by Crime Stoppers Atlanta. It includes the $500 the Grant Park Neighborhood Association added to it last week. All told, about $4,000 has been raised so far to bring justice to the 54-year-old McReynolds, a fixture in the neighborhood. The Fundly.com fundraiser has a goal of collecting $3,500 toward the cause. In addition, Grant Park resident Don Wallace of CBS Outdoor is donating billboard space to Crime Stoppers Atlanta…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
APD seeks information on the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds.
The Atlanta Police Department's Homicide Unit plans to conduct a "Tactical Community Neighborhood Canvass" Aug. 30 to gather information regarding the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds. McReynolds, 54, was shot and killed in front of 799 Hill St., near Grant Park Place. In addition to the Homicide Unit, the canvassing, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. also will include the Zone 6 Discretionary, CID, COPS, APEX, Crime Stoppers, Motors, and Gangs units. Police say these neighborhood canvasses have made a significant impact in past crimes. The canvass comes as the Grant Park Neighborhood Association voted last week to increase a reward to find his killer or killers by $500. Crime Stoppers Atlanta is now offering $2,500 for information leading…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Victim told police she standing in her backyard when a man shot her in the chest.
Atlanta police are looking for a man in connection with an Aug. 22 shooting of an Edgewood resident in the chest. The incident, which took place in the 20 block of Hutchinson St. NE, occurred at about 2 a.m. Police gave the following account: The victim's husband came home from work and as he entered their home, he heard a gunshot and when he went to his bedroom, he saw his wife come through a side door, clutching her chest. The victim told investigators she didn't know who shot at her but that she was standing in her backyard when the bullet hit her. Pressed further, she said a man wearing a green shirt fired at her. Investigators found a shell casing in the kitchen area and what seemed to be a bullet hole in the television in the living …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Antonio M. Wilson charged with murder.
Atlanta police said Wednesday a 21-year-old wanted for murder in connection to a July 23 shooting Downtown, turned himself into authorities on Monday. Antonio M. Wilson is charged with the murder of Joshua Alexis. He also faces aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and making terroristic threats. Police said the incident at 196 Auburn Ave. NE stemmed from a long-simmering dispute between Wilson, Alexis and a third person, Simuel Stevenson. Wilson, police said, ran into Alexis and Stevenson on Auburn Avenue and fired at both. Alexis died at Grady Memorial Hospital; Stevenson, who was shot in the buttocks, received non-life threatening injuries.
'We lost a family member.'
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association voted Tuesday to make a $500 donation to Crime Stoppers Atlanta to increase a reward offered for information in the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds. The $500 donation increases the typical $2,000 Crime Stoppers Atlanta reward to $2,500. The 54-year-old longtime Grant Park resident and beloved fixture in the community was shot in broad daylight in the 700 block of Hill Street off Grant Park Place. A resident of Augusta Street, it is believed his killer or killers shot him to get a lottery ticket in which he may have won a small cash amount. "We're all family here," Chris Newman, chairman of the GPNA's Public Safety Committee, said in recommending the group make the donation. "We lost a …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Atlanta police investigating if incidents are related.
Update Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m.: An Atlanta Police Department spokesman tells East Atlanta Patch investagators are still reviewing the case and he reiterates the cases may be related but that no charges have been filed. Atlanta police are investigating two early morning shootings that occurred Friday in Grant Park and Chosewood Park. In the Grant Park shooting, which occurred in the 800 block of Boulevard, at about 5:30 a.m., officers found the victim lying on his back in the hallway of his home, yelling for help. He had gunshot wounds to his left thigh, right thigh and left wrist. The victim, who was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is listed in stable condition, told police he was leaving to go to school, when a slender-built man wearing …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
David McReynolds was left to die in the street.
Atlanta police are seeking the public's help in identifying three men in a store surveillance video who are wanted for questioning in the July 26 shooting death of David McReynolds, a beloved resident of Grant Park. "We are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the people shown in this video in furtherance of this murder investigation," Atlanta police said in a statement. McReynolds, 54, was found on the sidewalk in front of 799 Hill St. with an apparent bullet wound to his chest, police said. Residents in the area reported hearing at least one gunshot and saw three males running from the area but it was unclear if they were running because they were involved or running for cover. McReyonlds had left this bodega shortly before …
Grant Park resident left his his mark on the community.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Editor's note: David McReynolds, 54, was shot and in killed last week in the Grant Park neighborhood. His killer or killers remain at large. Jackon Faw, a resident of neighboring Peoplestown, wrote the following tribute to his neighbor that he shared on the neighborhood's Facebook page this week. David McReynolds was one of our neighbors. He walked down our street every day to the small grocery store at the corner of Ormond and Martin to buy his “numbers.” David was friendly to the granddaughters of our neighbor, Josephine, whose two girls sit in the front yard every day and know the names of everyone’s dog that walks by their house. David was 54 years old and lived on Augusta Street in Grant Park, two blocks from the park. He was a kind …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Man was killed on the street, gunman still on the loose.
A man was shot dead Thursday afternoon in Grant Park, Atlanta police said. Police have no suspects in the shooting on Hill Street and Grant Park Place, where the victim was found with what is believed to be a gunshot wound to the chest in the incident, which occurred around 4 p.m. "Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting," APD spokesman John Chafee said. The victim's name was not released, but Fox 5 Atlanta reported he was a neighborhood resident and in his 50s. Though no eyewitnesses have come forward so far, several people reported hearing at least one gunshot and saw three males running from the area, Chafee said. It's unclear why they ran. "We're trying to determine if those people were fleeing …