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Three injured in shooting near downtown Marriott

Three injured in shooting near downtown Marriott

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Multiple people were injured during a shooting near the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Peachtree Center Avenue NE in downtown Atlanta.

Three people were taken to the hospital.There has been no word on their injuries or their condition.

Atlanta police say six people in a white passenger van were driving along Edgewood Avenue near Ebenezer Baptist Church when someone shot at their van. Police don't know who shot at the van or why.

The driver of the van drove to the Marriott. Crews at the hotel counted multiple bullet holes on the exterior of the van.

Police are working two crime scenes. The van remains at the hotel where police are looking for evidence. There are also officers along Edgewood Ave. & Auburn Ave. where shell casings and shattered glass was found.

Home invasion suspects captured while trying to run

Home invasion suspects captured while trying to run

ATLANTA -- Police arrested two home invasion suspects in Downtown Atlanta Wednesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the CityWalk Apartments at Auburn Avenue and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive at around 1 a.m., after witnesses said they saw two men force a victim into his unit at gunpoint.

Investigators arrived and spoke with the victim, who told them one of the suspects made him lie in the bathtub, while the other bagged some of his property.

Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said officers set up a perimeter in the area after learning the suspects escaped through the building's parking deck.

An off-duty officer spotted the suspects near Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding and called for assistance.

Suspect arrested in fatal Woodruff Park stabbing

Suspect arrested in fatal Woodruff Park stabbing

ATLANTA -- A 26-year-old man has been charged with stabbing another man to death near Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta.

It happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at Park Place and Edgewood Avenue.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the suspect, Trent Anderson, got into an argument with the victim. The argument escalated into a physical fight that ended when Anderson stabbed the victim.

The victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Grady Memorial Hospital. His name was not released.

Anderson was arrested a few blocks away from the park.

Ex-DFCS counselor charged with child molestation

Ex-DFCS counselor charged with child molestation

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A former counselor for the Division of Family and Children Services is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl in his home.

Earl Hopper, 39, has been charged with rape, child molestation and enticing a child. Jury selection is underway in Fulton County for his trial.

Hopper worked as a counselor to the victim's siblings and volunteered to counsel her as well. Prosecutors said that on Nov. 10, 2011, Hopper picked up the girl from her home and took her to his house, where he gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her.

The victim immediately told her mother about the assault, according to prosecutors. Hopper was arrested the next day.

Opening statements in Hopper's trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon.

Gucci Mane pleads guilty to aggravated assault

Gucci Mane pleads guilty to aggravated assault

ATLANTA -- Gucci Mane pleaded guilty Monday to an aggravated assault charge stemming from an attack at a Downtown Atlanta nightclub.

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a fan over the head with a vodka bottle.

Monday's sentence will run concurrently with a three-year federal sentence Davis is already serving for firearm possession.

The assault happened March 16, 2013 at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge. Prosecutors said the victim, an Army staff sergeant in town on a brief military leave, tried to ask Davis for a picture, but was attacked instead.

The incident left the victim with a deep forehead laceration that required 10 stitches, according to prosecutors.

Davis turned himself in to police after arrest warrants were issued.

Inmates, officers hurt in fight at Atlanta jail

Inmates, officers hurt in fight at Atlanta jail

ATLANTA -- Several inmates and officers were injured in a fight at the Atlanta City Detention Center Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at around 1 p.m. during a routine cell search.

Atlanta Department of Corrections spokesperson Ashanti Moore said an officer noticed contraband inside a cell housing two federal inmates. When the officer entered the cell to confiscate it, the inmates attacked the officer.

A second officer tried to get involved, which caused several more inmates to join the fight, Moore said.

The officer who was attacked was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries to the neck and back. Two more officers received minor injuries and a supervisor suffered a cut to the lip, according to Moore.

One federal inmate sustained mouth injuries and was taken to Grady, while three more inmates reported minor injuries.

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

ATLANTA -- Jury selection began Monday for a dozen defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial.

The teachers and administrators have been indicted on mobster-like charges, including racketeering and theft by taking. Prosecutors say they cheated students and pocketed big bonuses.

Four hundred potential jurors have been called. Jury selection is expected to take two to three weeks. The trial itself could last as long as eight months and may be one of the most expensive in state history, with six prosecutors and 12 defense attorneys, hundreds of witnesses and a million documents.

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