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July 30, 1999 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day trader apparently upset over big financial losses opened fire on fellow investors and office workers Thursday afternoon, officials said, killing nine people and wounding 12, then eluded a manhunt for six hours before killing himself. The search for the suspect led police to a second grim discovery: Days ago, they said, the man had killed his wife and two children and left them in his apartment.
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March 28, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Two teenagers have been indicted in Georgia on adult charges of shooting a 13-month-old child to death and wounding his mother during a robbery last week. Though the defendants are charged as adults, neither will face the death penalty because both were younger than 18 at the time of the incident, Dist. Atty. Jackie Johnson of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit said in a statement sent by email to reporters on Thursday. On Wednesday a Glynn County grand jury indicted De'Marquise Elkins, 17, on nine counts, including malice murder, in the slaying last week of Antonio Santiago, who was being pushed in a stroller a few blocks from his home in Brunswick, Ga. Also charged was Dominique Lang, 15, on seven counts including felony murder.
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August 11, 1999 | From Reuters
Georgia has launched an investigation into whether two Atlanta brokerages violated laws in dealing with a day trader whose shooting rampage is believed to have been sparked in part by market losses, officials said Tuesday. Secretary of State Cathy Cox, Georgia's chief securities regulator, said she issued subpoenas late Monday to Momentum Securities Inc. and All-Tech Investment Group.
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October 24, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning in a Georgia megachurch run by Creflo Dollar, killing at least one person, authorities said. The suspect was at large. Fulton County police received a call at 9:55 a.m. to a shooting at World Changer Church in College Park, near Atlanta, where a suspect entered the chapel and began firing,  police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Times. Services are usually held at the church at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Lester said. But it was not clear how many people were there when the shooting started.
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April 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
A smiling gunman who was released from a mental hospital despite alleged homicidal and suicidal tendencies opened fire in the food court of a suburban shopping mall Tuesday, killing one man and wounding four people. The gunman, identified as James Calvin Brady, 31, started to reload the .38-caliber revolver but then tossed it into a trash can before calmly walking out and surrendering, police said. "He held up his hands and said, 'I'm the one you're looking for,' " said police Col. M.F.
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November 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
A teenager who shot and wounded six high school classmates last year was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison and 65 years of probation. T.J. Solomon, 17, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill a day earlier, held his head in his hands through much of Thursday's hearing. He stood up straight and had no visible reaction to the sentence. "I apologize to the court and everyone who was hurt. I'm sorry for what I did," Solomon said at the beginning of the hearing. "I don't understand why I did it.
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August 2, 1999 | From Associated Press
Mourners packed a rural church Sunday for the funeral of Leigh Ann Barton, the first of 12 victims in her husband's killing spree last week, as a pastor urged them not to "allow her murder to cloud our memory." Girl Scouts in uniform passed out tissues before the service. Mark Orrin Barton, 44, killed his wife with a hammer Tuesday night in her suburban apartment south of Atlanta. It was the first in a string of homicides that would become Georgia's worst mass killing this century.
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March 23, 2000 |
FBI officials in Atlanta said that a high-powered assault rifle found in the Alabama woods where Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin was captured this week could be the weapon that was used to kill a sheriff's deputy in Atlanta. The rifle, a .223-caliber Ruger, was found near the site where U.S. marshals cornered Al-Amin, 56, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, a 1960s Black Panther leader.
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May 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Churchgoers in Conyers, Ga., prayed for healing for Heritage High students injured in last week's shooting, making a particular point to include the 15-year-old suspect. Thomas "T.J." Solomon Jr. was being held in a youth detention center, charged with wounding six classmates with a rifle. The churchgoers said they saw the teenager not as a violent fiend but as a troubled youth badly needing God's peace. "What he did was wrong," the Rev.
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July 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
It happened again Thursday: When crisis came to town, Mayor Bill Campbell took over as Atlanta's most visible spokesman to address the media and calm the populace. Campbell assumed his by-now familiar role as Atlanta's Chief Public Face once again after a shooting rampage left nine dead in two of his city's office buildings. In news conferences carried live nationally, he sedately outlined what he knew, what he didn't and even, occasionally, how he felt.
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November 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
A teenager who shot and wounded six high school classmates last year was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison and 65 years of probation. T.J. Solomon, 17, who pleaded guilty but mentally ill a day earlier, held his head in his hands through much of Thursday's hearing. He stood up straight and had no visible reaction to the sentence. "I apologize to the court and everyone who was hurt. I'm sorry for what I did," Solomon said at the beginning of the hearing. "I don't understand why I did it.
NEWS
March 29, 2000
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, the 1960s black militant once known as H. Rap Brown, was indicted on murder and aggravated assault charges Tuesday in the March 16 shootings of two sheriff's deputies who were trying to arrest him. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Al-Amin on 13 counts, said Dist. Atty. Paul Howard. He said he hopes the indictment will clear the way for Al-Amin, who was arrested last week in Alabama, to be returned to Georgia in two to four weeks.
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March 23, 2000 |
FBI officials in Atlanta said that a high-powered assault rifle found in the Alabama woods where Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin was captured this week could be the weapon that was used to kill a sheriff's deputy in Atlanta. The rifle, a .223-caliber Ruger, was found near the site where U.S. marshals cornered Al-Amin, 56, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, a 1960s Black Panther leader.
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March 13, 2000 | Reuters
Five people were injured in Atlanta on Sunday when 10 to 15 shots were fired at a limousine in an attack that could be related to a fight involving a popular female rap singer, police said. Two armed men fired at the vehicle as it entered a gated apartment complex in north Atlanta, police spokesman John Quigley said. He said none of the five people in the limousine suffered life-threatening wounds in the shooting early Sunday morning.
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March 12, 2000 | From Associated Press
A school dance to celebrate a high school basketball championship ended in gunfire that left two young men dead and a third wounded. They were shot as 300 young people left the Beach High School gymnasium in Savannah about 11:15 p.m. Friday. Stacy Smalls, 19, died of gunshot wounds at a Savannah hospital shortly after the shootings. Officials said Smalls was not a student. Ramone Kimble, a 16-year-old student at Savannah High School who was shot in the head, died shortly after 11 a.m.
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August 11, 1999 | From Reuters
Georgia has launched an investigation into whether two Atlanta brokerages violated laws in dealing with a day trader whose shooting rampage is believed to have been sparked in part by market losses, officials said Tuesday. Secretary of State Cathy Cox, Georgia's chief securities regulator, said she issued subpoenas late Monday to Momentum Securities Inc. and All-Tech Investment Group.
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August 4, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A man brandishing a gun inside Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta was shot by a security guard, police said, and later died. The incident took place days after nine people were killed and 13 wounded in Atlanta by a gunman who had already killed his wife and children. The shooting involved a man identified as Kenneth Gay, who was to be admitted to the psychiatric unit, police said.
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August 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
The city ground to a halt at midday Wednesday as leaders of this bustling, fractious urban center issued a call for unity and denounced violence in memory of the victims of the worst mass shootings in its recent history. "An entire city desperately wants to know, why do bad things happen to good people, why no one, including our innocent children, is immune from the evil of violence," Mayor Bill Campbell said during a memorial service at the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
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August 10, 1999 | From Reuters
A Georgia teenager accused of wounding six classmates in a May shooting rampage was imitating the two Colorado high school students who shot 13 people a month before, a prosecutor said Monday. At a hearing to decide whether 15-year-old Thomas "T.J." Solomon should be tried as an adult for the shootings at Heritage High School, Dist. Atty. Richard Read said police found a three-page letter in Solomon's bedroom that cited the killings at the Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
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