August 1, 1999 |
Police on Saturday sought to trace the source of two more handguns found with the body of the gunman who killed his wife, two children and nine other people before committing suicide this week. Meanwhile, one of the victims, lawyer Dean Delawalla, 52, who immigrated from Pakistan in the early 1970s, was buried in Atlanta in an Islamic ceremony.
May 22, 1999 |
The 15-year-old student accused of opening fire at his suburban high school here Thursday morning broke into his parents' locked gun cabinet to get the .22-caliber rifle and .357-caliber Magnum revolver he used to wound six of his schoolmates, authorities said Friday. The youth, whom students identified as Thomas J. "T.J." Solomon Jr.
July 31, 1999 |
He was hurting. So, he hurt. And so a pediatrician in Peachtree City will come home every night to an empty house. And a teenage son will never again taste his mom's famous black rum cake. He was angry. And so a 3-year-old boy won't again giggle with his daddy at the beach. And a wife will never again pray with her husband. Mark Orrin Barton wrote a note before he grabbed a pistol in each big hand, before he stalked two office buildings shooting to kill.
August 10, 1999 |
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.
May 21, 1999 |
A 15-year-old boy opened fire at his suburban high school Thursday morning, wounding six fellow students, then tearfully cried, "I'm so scared," before surrendering the gun and falling into the assistant principal's arms, police and witnesses said. About 8 a.m. EDT, students heard shots fired inside Heritage High School, 25 miles east of Atlanta.
August 16, 1995 |
For almost 20 years, the man formerly known as H. Rap Brown has lived a quiet life in southeast Atlanta where he has operated a small grocery store and presided over a fast-growing Muslim community. But, with his arrest last week in connection with a shooting, his past as a fiery leader in the Black Panther Party who once called violence "as American as cherry pie," came flying back.
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April 25, 1990 |
An Anaheim accountant was killed execution-style as he sat in the bar of a crowded Savannah, Ga., restaurant, authorities said. Jon Berry Bragg, 52, died after being shot once at close range by an unidentified assailant, Savannah Police Officer Joseph Hill said. The bullet entered behind Bragg's ear, he said. According to police, the gunman walked into Bennigan's restaurant, approached Bragg from behind and fired a small-caliber pistol at his head.
March 28, 2013 |
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.
October 24, 2012 |
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.