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Trial begins for man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

Trial begins for man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Jury selection began Monday for a DeKalb County man accused of gunning down his pregnant girlfriend.

Carlo Simpson is charged with felony murder, feticide, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

Prosecutors said he shot 20-year-old Shikhira Dunson to death in a driveway on Eagles Nest Circle in DeKalb County on Feb. 18, 2013. Dunson was pregnant with Simpson's child. Witnesses told police they heard the suspect and victim arguing shortly before the shooting.

DeKalb Craigslist killers sentenced to life

DeKalb Craigslist killers sentenced to life

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A pair of convicted killers will spend the rest of their lives in prison for murdering a Florida man during a phony Craigslist transaction in 2013.

Malik Rice and Contevious Stepp-McCommons were sentenced Wednesday in DeKalb County Superior Court.

The two were convicted of gunning down 56-year-old Clarence Gardenhire after luring him to an abandoned house in southeast Atlanta so they could rob him. Gardenhire, who was visiting Atlanta from Tallahassee for the birth of his ninth grandchild, answered the defendants' fake Craigslist ad for an iPhone for sale.

"This was a calculated plot to lure innocent victims to a designated unsafe area with a goal to rob them upon arrival," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said. "However, in the course of their interaction, Stepp-McCommons fatally shot Mr. Gardenhire and fled the scene."

Boy found dead in 1999 still unidentified

Boy found dead in 1999 still unidentified

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Sixteen years after a young boy was found dead in DeKalb County, investigators still do not know his name.

The child's remains were discovered Feb. 26, 1999 in a wooded area behind a small church cemetery on Clifton Springs Road. Police believe he'd been dead several months before he was found.

Experts say the boy was between 5 and 7 years old, black, about 4 feet tall and 50 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeve hooded pullover sweatshirt, a blue and white plaid sweater, blue jeans and brown suede Timberland boots, size 11.

An investigation determined the child likely came from the region that emcompasses metro Atlanta, south Georgia and parts of north Florida.

Anyone with information about the unidentified boy is asked to call the DeKalb County Medical Examiner at 404-508-3500 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

Man shot in the face on I-285

Man shot in the face on I-285

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police are working to determine why a man was shot in the face after getting into a wreck on Interstate 285.

The victim was involved in a hit and run accident at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. After being shot, he drove to a QuikTrip in the 4100 block of Covington Highway for help.

An off-duty police officer at the QuikTrip called 911, and the victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His identity and condition were not immediately known.

Police said details of the shooting are still unclear, due to the nature of the victim's injury.

Suspected serial killer indicted for 2 murders

Suspected serial killer indicted for 2 murders

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man has been indicted for the murders of two people in DeKalb County.

Aeman Presley is accused of fatally shooting 53-year-old Calvin Gholston, a homeless man who often slept at a mostly empty strip mall, on Sept. 27, 2014. Gholston was shot in the head and torso.

Police believe Presley also killed 44-year-old Karen Pearce on Dec. 6, 2014, as she returned to her car after eating dinner with friends in downtown Decatur.

"These are two very senseless acts of violence that ended in the tragic loss of two lives," DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a statement.

Presley has also been tied to the murders of two more homeless men -- Dorian Jenkins and Tommy Mims -- in the city of Atlanta last November. He was arrested in December when MARTA Police caught him trying to slip through a rail station's gate without paying the fare.

Man fatally shoots robbery suspect at DeKalb Sonic

Man fatally shoots robbery suspect at DeKalb Sonic

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.

It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.

Investigators said the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot. At least one suspect was armed with a gun.

Police said Toombs pulled out his own gun and shot at the suspects, striking 19-year-old Kenneth Brayboy. Brayboy was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition; he later died.

The other two suspects ran; one has since been caught. That suspect, 17-year-old Desmond McKnight, has been charged with murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence.

2 charged with shooting Texaco clerk in the head

2 charged with shooting Texaco clerk in the head

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two suspects have been charged with robbing a DeKalb County Texaco gas station and shooting its clerk.

Andre Spriggs, 20, was taken into custody Jan. 7 in Lithonia. A second suspect, 26-year-old Amanda Nicole Spriggs, was arrested two days later after investigators determined she was also involved in the crime.

The robbery happened Sept. 2, 2014 at the Texaco at Flat Shoals and Warren roads. Surveillance video inside the store showed a suspect shooting the clerk, 28-year-old Rafi Makani, in the head at close range.