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Woman shot in stomach at DeKalb motel

Woman shot in stomach at DeKalb motel

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police believe a woman shot herself in the stomach inside a room at a Flat Shoals Road motel Wednesday morning.

It happened at around 12:30 a.m. at the Gulf American Inns, just north of I-285

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen; police said the bullet passed all the way through her body. She told police an unknown man shot her, but an officer on the scene said investigators believe the injury was self-inflicted.

The woman also told police she is a few weeks pregnant. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The shooting is under investigation.

Police: Crime down this summer in DeKalb

Police: Crime down this summer in DeKalb

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County Police Department's Summer Crime Initiative appears to be paying off.

Monday morning, the department announced it has seen reductions in three crime categories. Residential burglaries are down 17 percent, pedestrian robberies are down 10 percent and entering auto cases are down nine percent this summer.

New strategies used to prevent and reduce crime in DeKalb County include 24-hour specialized operations, bike patrols and curfew enforcement.

"The reduction in crime statistics proves that the investments we are making in police and fire personnel pay dividends," DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May said in a release.

May said the police department plans to add 160 more sworn officers and 100 patrol cars by the end of 2014.

Man found shot to death inside car in DeKalb

Man found shot to death inside car in DeKalb

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police have made an arrest in the death of a man whose body was found inside a car Thursday morning.

Joseph Arnold, 24, has been charged with murder.

Dispatchers said the shooting happened at around 4:15 a.m. in the 3500 block of Misty Valley Road.

DeKalb County Police Capt. Steven Fore said investigators believe the victim, 27-year-old Gerald Osborne, got into an argument with Arnold and was shot.

The investigation is ongoing.

Man shot dead in DeKalb, suspect in custody

Man shot dead in DeKalb, suspect in custody

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting at the Wesley Club Apartments.

The victim was shot dead shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday at the apartment complex on Wesley Club Drive, just off Wesley Chapel Road and south of Interstate 20.

DeKalb County Police Sgt. Steven Dean said neighbors called 911 after hearing five or six gunshots. The victim, a man in his late teens, was unresponsive when police arrived. He was later pronounced dead.

Dean said the teen was shot by a suspect in a black Chevrolet Avalanche full of people. The SUV drove away, but was later spotted by police, and a chase began.

DeKalb County Police Lt. John Medina said the chase ended at Browns Mill and Macedonia roads in southeast Atlanta, when the SUV crashed in a wooded area. One suspect was taken into custody; that person's name was not released.

14-year-old shot, killed in NW Atlanta

14-year-old shot, killed in NW Atlanta

ATLANTA – A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in northwest Atlanta on Monday afternoon, according to police.

Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee says that authorities are investigating after Mi'Tavius Smith, of Decatur, was shot inside of an apartment building in the 400 block of Sunset Avenue NW.

Police say the teen didn't live at the apartment, but had family members who did.

No arrests had been made as of Monday night.

1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- One person was killed in a fiery four-vehicle wreck in Powder Springs Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on C.H. James Parkway between Lewis and Garrett roads.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the incident began when a Mazda tried to pass a Toyota pickup truck.

Danielle Garcia, 26, of Douglasville was driving her Mazda B4000 south on C.H. James Parkway when she tried to pass a Toyota Tundra driven by 61-year-old Bobby Banks of Powder Springs.

Pierce said the front of Garcia's truck clipped the back of Banks's, causing him to lose control and swerve into the northbound lanes. The Tundra collided head-on with an Infiniti G35.

The Infiniti then swerved in front of a Freightliner tractor trailer driven by 28-year-old Alhassane Dansoko of Decatur. The two vehicles collided, and the Infiniti burst into flames.

3 Bloods indicted for murdering teen

3 Bloods indicted for murdering teen

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Three members of the Bloods street gang have been indicted in DeKalb County for shooting a teenager to death.

Marcus Estes, Antarious Johnson and Malcolm Wilson, who are all teens, are accused of murdering 19-year-old Derrick Linkhorn in a storage area at the Southern Pines Apartments on Mar. 8, 2012. Linkhorn was shot twice.

The victim knew Johnson from when they were classmates at Elizabeth Andrews High School in Stone Mountain, according to information presented in court.

"This was a senseless and cowardly act that claimed the life of this young man," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a statement. "My office will continue to dedicate our resources to combating gangs in DeKalb County."