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Uvalde school district police Chief Pete Arredondo was relieved of his duties on Wednesday, nearly a month after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.

The decision came a day after the Uvalde City Council voted to deny Arredondo a leave of absence.

Weeks after the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, Arredondo was sworn in as a member of the City Council.

Arredondo was placed on paid administrative leave by Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell who determined that police under his command waited 77 minutes to storm a classroom and kill a 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Harrell completed his investigation, despite police refusing to turn over communications and other documents to investigators.

Parents of the deceased children demanded to know why Arredondo wasn't fired or reprimanded for his decision to order officers to fall back.

"From the beginning of this horrible event, I shared that the district would wait until the investigation was complete before making personnel decisions," Harrell wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

"Today, I am still without details of the investigations being conducted by various agencies. Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the decision to place Chief Arredondo on administrative leave effective this date."

Surveillance footage from cameras inside the school show officers with bullet-proof shields and high-powered rifles in a hallway about an hour before the gunman was killed.

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The cops allegedly stood there listening as the gunman murdered children. The officers initially claimed they were waiting for keys to unlock the classroom door, but the door was unlocked the entire time.

The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) testified Tuesday that Arredondo's decision was an "abject failure" and he said the police chief put the lives of cops "before the lives of children."

"Mistakes were made and it should have never happened that way and we can't allow that to ever happen," DPS Director Steve McCraw told state senators. "This set our profession back a decade."

McCraw told lawmakers that the officers in the hallway could have stopped the bloodshed three minutes after the shooting began.

"The officers had weapons, the children had none. The officers had body armor, the children had none. The officers had training, the subject had none," McCraw testified.

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Atlanta police said nearly $100,000 in cash was stolen from ex-NBA star Vince Carter's Buckhead mansion while his wife and kids were inside.

Carter's wife, Sondi Carter, called 911 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday to report she heard a loud noise and she feared someone was breaking into the 10,000-square-foot home off Northside Drive in Buckhead's affluent Tuxedo Park neighborhood.

According to the police report released Wednesday and obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sondi Carter was in bed with her two sons when she heard loud noises. They hid in a closet and she called 911, then texted her neighborhood patrol. A neighborhood patrol officer saw a man fleeing in a black SUV but was unable to catch him, The AJC reported.
 
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Two guns and more than $16,000 in cash were found discarded outside the home, police say.

Carter, 45, told police the recovered money was a small part of $100,000 in cash he kept in a bag in a closet, the report said.

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Police said a front window on the main house was shattered. Outside, officers found "a large amount of $100 bills spilled on the ground," along with a gold Desert Eagle handgun and a black Glock 26 pistol with an extended magazine, the police report said. The Desert Eagle gun was registered to Carter, but investigators believe the burglar was carrying the Glock and it fell when he fled the scene, the incident report said.

Carter married Ellen Rucker, a chiropractor, in July 2004. The couple divorced in 2006 and share one daughter. Carter and his wife Sondi Carter have a son and a daughter.

The 8-time All-Star guard/forward won the 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year award as a member of the Toronto Raptors.

He played 5 years with the Brooklyn Nets (then in NJ) before moving on to play for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies.

He now works as a sports analyst for ESPN.

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A suspect is in custody following the Edgewater, NJ shooting early Wednesday that left 2 people wounded, including drill rapper Lil TJay (pictured).

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office charged Mohamed Konate with attempted murder, armed robbery and weapons offenses, NBC NY reports.

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Konate is being held in jail without bond. Police released Konate's mugshot late Wednesday.
 
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Officials say two shootings happened at the Promenade Apartment complex in Edgewater and an Exxon gas station just after midnight Wednesday, June 22.

Police arrived at the apartment complex to find Lil TJay, real name Tione Merritt, suffering from two gunshot wounds. Another man was found shot at the gas station nearby.

Authorities say Konate tried to rob the 21-year-old rapper who was with two other men, Jeffrey Valdez and Antoine Boyd. TJay and Boyd were shot during the armed robbery.

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TJay underwent emergency surgery and his condition was upgraded from critical to stable on Wednesday. Boyd is in stable condition.

Police arrested Boyd and Valdez and charged them with weapons possession after they were found to be in possession of handguns.

Rapper Casanova, who is in jail on unrelated charges, reached out to Lil Tjay following the news.

According to Vlad TV, Casanova advised TJay to wear a bullet proof vest and to move differently from now on.

TJay is the 4th drill rapper to be shot in recent weeks.

Casanova recently plead guilty to federal drug trafficking and racketeering charges in May. He faces 60 years in federal prison.

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A Tennessee man apologized to his girlfriend's mother before his sister shot his girlfriend in the front yard of her Memphis home on June 16.

The victim's mother told police that she had just arrived home from work, and was talking to her daughter outside when her daughter's boyfriend, 20-year-old Anthony Taylor, arrived in a car driven by his sister, Antorya Perry, 23.

Perry allegedly tried to run over Taylor's girlfriend before Taylor got out of the passenger side of the car holding an assault rifle.

"I was outside when he and his sister pulled up and was trying to beg him not to shoot my house up, trying to talk to him," the mother said.

The girlfriend's mother said Taylor told her, "I'm sorry momma, I got to do it."

Then Perry snatched the rifle out of his hands and began shooting at Taylor's fleeing girlfriend.

The victim was shot once but managed to get inside the house. She was treated a local hospital for a gunshot wound. Her condition is unknown. Two others inside the house were also injured during the shooting. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Police said Perry and Taylor then got back in the vehicle but continued shooting at the house as they drove away, WHBQ reported.

The mother knows the siblings well, WREG reports. She said her daughter and Taylor "have been dating since 8th grade."

On June 18, the victim's mother identified Perry in a photo lineup. Taylor and Perry were both arrested and face six counts of Aggravated Assault.

Perry was released on a $50,000 bond, while Taylor is still being held in jail on $100,000 bail. They appeared in court Wednesday, June 22.

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Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and an associate were indicted Wednesday on conspiracy and wire fraud charges, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Jason R. Coody announced.

Gillum, 42, and Sharon Janet Lettman-Hicks, 53, are accused of unlawfully soliciting funds between 2016-19 through false and fraudulent promises.

The 21-count indictment alleges Gillum and Lettman-Hicks used third parties to divert funds to a company owned by Lettman-Hicks, who then fraudulently misrepresented the funds as payroll payments.

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The funds were allegedly diverted by Gillum for his own personal.

Both defendants are charged with 19 counts of wire fraud and Gillum is also charged with making false statements to the FBI, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

Gillum and Lettman-Hicks also face 20 years in prison on the conspiracy to commit fraud charge, and 20 years for wire fraud.

Gillum acknowledged the charges in a written statement to NBC News. He claimed the federal case is a political hit job.

"I have spent the last 20 years of my life in public service and continue to fight for the people," Gillum told NBC News. "Every campaign I've run has been done with integrity. Make no mistake that this case is not legal, it is political. Throughout my career I have always stood up for the people of Florida and have spoken truth to power.

"There's been a target on my back ever since I was the mayor of Tallahassee. They found nothing then, and I have full confidence that my legal team will prove my innocence now."

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Gillum, who lost to Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2018, was endorsed by former President Barack Obama, among other Black elites.

Gillum's political career has been hamstrung by one scandal after another.

His fall from grace began when he was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a hotel room registered in the name of a gay male escort in Florida.

The married father of three came out as bisexual during an appearance on The Tamron Hall show in 2020.

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Drill rapper Lil TJay was shot multiple times and underwent emergency surgery to save his life early Wednesday, June 22.

TJay, 21, is the fourth drill rapper to be shot in the past several weeks.

TMZ reports the rapper was shot just after midnight in Edgewater, NJ. The extent of his wounds and his condition are unknown.

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According to TMZ, there were 2 shooting sites and two victims -- one at a Chipotle Restaurant and another at a nearby Exxon Gas station.

The victim at the Chipotle restaurant was shot several times and the victim at the Exxon gas station was shot once.

The identity of the second victim is unknown.

The suspect or suspects are still at large.

Lil TJay made a name for himself as a teenager when he released his single "Resume." His debut studio album, True 2 Myself, was released in 2019.

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Instagram model and rapper Rubi Rose asked her Twitter followers to pray for Lil TJay in a tweet on Wednesday.

There were rumors that Rubi and Lil TJay were lovers and that he left her stranded in another state. But she has denied ever dating him.

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Chicago police are investigating reports that rapper FBG Cash's killers may have placed an Apple AirTag on his Kia SUV to easily track him after he left a club an hour before he was killed.

The 31-year-old drill rap legend was shot 13 times and killed in the early morning hours of June 10 in Chicago.

Surveillance video shows a black Cadillac blocking FBG Cash's Kia SUV at an intersection on the 1600 block of W. 81st Street. 2 men jumped out of the car and opened fire. Cash tried to flee on foot but he was gunned down.

The suspects remain at large.

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FBG Cash's five surviving children took a photo with a life-size cutout of their father at his funeral in Chicago last week.

Now there are rumors that the killers placed an Airtag on the undercarriage of his Kia SUV before he left a nightclub the morning of his murder.

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Apple released the first generation AirTags in 2021 to track the location of misplaced items such as keys and wallets.

But Apple has delayed launching second generation AirTags due to widespread news reports of criminals using the tracking devices to stalk victims.

A second generation AirTag may be equipped with anti-tracking features to prevent lawbreakers from using them to commit crimes.
 

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Atlanta police barely missed apprehending a burglar who attempted to break into former NBA star Vince Carter's Buckhead mansion.

A woman called 911 around 11:50 p.m. Sunday to report she heard a loud noise and feared someone was breaking into the 10,000-square-foot home off Northside Drive.

Police arrived to see an unidentified man fleeing the home in Buckhead's affluent Tuxedo Park neighborhood.

Property records obtained by the AJC.com show the home is owned by former Atlanta Hawks and NBA great Vince Carter.

The woman was not injured, according to AJC.com, which is still waiting for police to release the incident report about the break-in. The woman was not identified and it is unclear if Carter was home at the time.

A police spokesman told the AJC the incident report would be made available Wednesday, June 22, but did not share a description of the suspected burglar or say if anything was stolen.

According to the Zillow listing, the gated house was built in 2016. Carter purchased the home for $7 million in 2020. The property description detailed the home's "state of the art home security" which includes 16 closed-circuit security cameras.

Carter also owns a home in Cleveland, Ohio. He works as an NBA analyst for ESPN.

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A teenager who killed a woman during a "gang-related lover's quarrel" will spend the rest of her life in prison.

A Lawrenceville, Georgia judge handed down a 140-year prison sentence to 17-year-old Damia Mitchell on Monday, June 20.

Mitchell was tried as an adult and convicted of killing 20-year-old Faith Burns in a Dacula, Ga. subdivision on Valentine's Day 2021.

Police say Mitchell, of Snellville, fired 19 gunshots at the home because she was upset with her ex-girlfriend who was inside the home.

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Investigators say Burns (pictured) and Mitchell knew each other. Burns was dating Mitchell's ex-girlfriend.

Police eventually arrested four other teenage girls who showed up with Mitchell to fight her ex.

Prosecutors called the shooting "a gang-related lover's quarrel" and that the girls were members of a violent street gang.

Court documents obtained by 11 Alive News state Mitchell was associated with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, an Atlanta faction of the notorious Bloods street gang based in Los Angeles.

Mitchell had sent text messages to her ex warning her that she planned to shoot up her house and assault her.

A jury convicted Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of street gang terrorism.

Mitchell's family called the prison sentence excessive and said it deprived her of growing up and having her own children one day.

"I just know something needs to be done. What they did in court wasn't right," Vanissa Jackson, Mitchell's mother, said. "She is not the shooter. She didn't do this."

"These gang charges, those were just trumped up charges, false charges they put on my child," Jackson, said. "She's not affiliated with gang members. She's not in a gang."

Mitchell's aunt, Lena Hall, said the 140-year sentence would rob the child of her adulthood.

"No record, a child. She won't even get the opportunity to live her life, have her own kids," Hall told Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas.

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Kennedy Collins and Jocelyn Spencer, both 17, were arrested on felony murder and aggravated assault charges earlier this year. Thomas reports the girls reached plea deals with the prosecutor's office on Tuesday, June 21.

Janae Washington and Diamond Giminez also agreed to plea deals. Spencer, Collins and Giminez all received four years in prison. While Washington was sentenced to 2 years.

Mitchell's family say she is happy her friends received lighter sentences.

"They got the same charges. She is happy for them," Mitchell's mother said. "They made an example out of my baby."

"Basically they're saying you'll never see daylight ever again in your life," Jackson said. "They want my baby to die in jail for something that’s false and bogus."

"It's excessive sentencing, improper handling of evidence," Mitchell's father Kevin Mitchell said. "How can we trust the system if they roll like this?"

But Burns' father said he feels like he was handed a worse sentence than Mitchell.

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"One thing I would say is that I'm upset with the sentence that I got," Allen Burns told Tony Thomas. "I got sentenced to life without my daughter. Everybody called her my twin. Looked just like me," said Allen, pictured right with daughter Faith Burns at her graduation.

"She's never coming back. I lost my daughter," Allen Burns said. "They might get a chance to see and talk to their children, but we will never get that opportunity."

A GoFundMe account raised over $22,000 for Burns' funeral expenses.

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The woman who drove gang member Eric Holder to kill Nipsey Hussle testified during Holder's murder trial at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, June 20.

Bryannita Nicholson, 35, told the jury that when she and Holder pulled into a South L.A. shopping center on March 31, 2019, she was surprised to see Hussle, since she was a fan.

Hussle was standing outside his clothing store The Marathon and the Master Burger restaurant with a group of friends.

"I said, 'Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine,'" Nicholson testified, "I want to take a picture with him.'"

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Nicholson said Holder told her to stop at Hussle's burger joint so he could get food.

She claimed she didn't know Hussle owned the shopping center.

Nicholson said Holder hopped out of the car and walked over to Hussle while Nicholson was looking for parking.

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She said she thought Holder wanted to approach Hussle before she could get to him.

"I just thought he was trying to beat me to go see him before I saw him," Nicholson said.

After parking her car, she joined Holder next to Hussle. She said Holder's voice was raised but she didn't think he sounded aggressive.

"Eric was asking Nipsey, 'Did you tell somebody I snitched?'" Nicholson said.

She waited her turn then took a selfie with Hussle. The photo was shown in court.
 
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"I was just excited, I was just happy, I just wanted to show my Facebook friends," said Nicholson, who hurried back to the car and posted the picture online.

Holder went into Master Burger for some food. He came out with chili fries, and told her to drive around the block, according to The Associated Press.

As she drove, Holder pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and loaded a magazine into the firearm.

"I was like, 'What are you doing?' You put that away, you ain't going to shoot nothing outside my car," Nicholson testified. She added that he did put the gun away.

Holder ordered her to pull into an alley beside the shopping center where he said he wanted to stop and eat. She said he didn't seem angry or upset.

After eating a few bites, he told Nicholson he would be right back and hopped out of the car.

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Moments later, she said she heard gunshots, and saw an older man running. She considered driving off, but she waited for Holder because he may have been hurt.

Holder soon came into view, "power-walking," she said, and got in her car.

"I was like, 'What happened?,'" Nicholson testified. "He said, 'You talk too much. I ought to slap you.' And he was just like, 'Drive! Drive!'" she said.

Nicholson testified on day four of Holder's murder trial. She resumes her testimony on Tuesday.

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A Fulton County, Georgia man had his girlfriend lure his ex-girlfriend into a "fight" so he could ambush and kill her.

Police say Colvin Lindsey fatally shot De'ja McCrary outside her car when she drove to an apartment complex to fight with his current girlfriend.

McCrary's 4-year-old daughter was in the car when her mother was killed at the Camelot Condominiums in South Fulton on May 25. The child suffered minor scratches, according to 11 Alive News.

South Fulton Police Chief Keith Meadows told 11 Alive that Colvin asked his girlfriend, Teandra Brox, to lure McCrary to the complex to "fight" with her.

McCrary reportedly believed she was going to the complex to meet up with Brox to fight over Lindsey.

When McCrary got out of her car, she was shot and killed, police said.

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A third woman, Aquala Barnes, allegedly text McCrary to tell her where to meet Brox, 11 Alive reports.

Lindsey was arrested on May 30 and faces multiple charges, including murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 11 Alive reports.

Barnes was arrested on May 26 and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges.

Brox was arrested on June 1 and charged with murder, and other crimes, according to 11 Alive. All three are being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail.

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A young mother who was kidnapped from a DeKalb County daycare by her ex-boyfriend knew she was going to die when she phoned her relatives to say goodbye.

DeKalb police responded to a domestic violence call on Wednesday afternoon at the Education Elevation Children's Academy on Snapfinger Park Circle, WSB-TV reported.

Police said 22-year-old Taco Nash followed 21-year-old Mi'Ckeye Montgomery to the daycare, where he confronted her, as she arrived to pick up their 16-month-old daughter, Khloe.

Nash reportedly kidnapped Montgomery and Khloe, forcing them into a nearby wooded area, where he killed Montgomery in front of the child, sister, Chancierra Coleman police said.

Before she was killed, Montgomery called a relative, according to her sister, Chancierra Coleman.

"She was just saying, 'Thank you,' and that she loved everybody. She knew he was about to kill her," Coleman told Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones.

"The police said that it looked like she may have been holding Khloe when he shot her, because it was blood splatter all over her."

Khloe was not harmed.

The family said Nash shot Montgomery during a previous incident because she broke up with him. They said he had been arrested repeatedly for assaulting her, and he was allowed to bond out of jail every time.

According to WSB-TV, Nash has two open domestic violence cases in Fulton and DeKalb.

"They failed to protect and serve," Coleman said. "They failed to do their job."

The family said he was wearing an ankle monitor when he killed her.

"She didn't deserve that, and Khloe doesn't deserve to be without a mother," Coleman said.

Nash has been charged with malice murder and is being held in the DeKalb County Jail without bond.

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A DoorDash driver was arrested after he shot a 17-year-old Chick-fil-A employee over a missing milkshake from a food order.

The employee was treated at a nearby hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

The shooting happened at Philadelphia's Crescentville location on Monday night.

Police said Tyquan Austin argued with the employee because a second milkshake was missing from an order he was delivering for DoorDash.

When the employee asked to see a receipt to verify the order, Austin pulled out a gun and put it in his lap, according to police.

The worker summoned the manager, who came out before Austin drove away, police said.

Austin then returned to the restaurant and fired a single shot at the worker from the entrance.

Police said Austin shot the teenager, even after Chick-fil-A employees offered to make the missing milkshake.

"The shooting was unprovoked and endangered multiple people beyond the shooting victim, who was wounded in the leg and is expected to recover," the DA's Office said.

Austin's car was found abandoned in an alley. As police secured the vehicle, a man approached and said he was not the car's owner but his belongings were inside.

The man was taken into custody by police. Surveillance video helped police make a positive identification of the suspect from a tattoo on the man's neck.

Austin, 26, faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and reckless endangerment, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

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An Illinois woman experienced a mother's worst nightmare when she found her pregnant daughter's decapitated head in a dumpster.

Heidi Noel had not heard from her 22-year-old daughter, Liese Dodd, in days. So she went to her apartment in Alton, Illinois, on Thursday to check on her.

That's when Noel made the horrifying discovery in a dumpster outside Dodd's apartment.

Noel said the family had been planning a baby shower for Dodd who was eight months pregnant with her first child and Noel's first grandchild.

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Police arrested Dodd's ex-boyfriend Deundrea Holloway, 22, on suspicion of murdering Dodd and her unborn baby girl.

Noel said Holloway was not the father of Dodd's unborn baby, and they had a violent on-again, off-again relationship.

Noel said that because of the "nature" of Dodd's relationship with Holloway, she would call or text her daughter every day. But when Dodd hadn't responded to her calls and texts, she decided to check on her.

A neighbor told 5 On Your Side News that Noel "looked so broken" after discovering her daughter's decapitated body.

"She turned around, she looked at us, me and my boyfriend were standing in the doorway and she said, 'He [expletive] killed her,'" the neighbor said.

In an emotional video, Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido called Holloway a "savage monster".

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"What was found, was absolutely terrible," he said. "What happened to 22 year old Liese Dodd is beyond irreprehensible. It's abominable. It's completely terrible... What Deundrea Holloway, what that monster, was charged with today can make some people lost for words."

Pulido added: "She was savagely, savagely killed. She was decapitated by a freaking savage monster. Her unborn child was also killed as a result of this. So she was brutally murdered as well as her unborn child."

Noel said that, knowing Holloway is off the streets is a relief.

"I'm glad that he's off the streets, and that is my big hope is that he's no longer able to do this to anyone else."

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DeKalb County police identified one of 2 people shot outside a DeKalb County Kroger on Sunday as 16-year-old Dy'Shea Hall, star of Ms. D's Dancing Dolls 4 Life (DD4L) dance team.

The DD4L team was featured on the Lifetime reality series "Bring It!" which premiered in 2014.

There is some confusion about Dy'Shea's name and cause of death.

Some reports state that Dy'Shea Upshaw died in a tragic car accident on June 13.

However, Fox 5 News and WSB-TV News in Atlanta report that a teenager named Dy'Shea Hall was shot to death on Sunday, June 12.

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Police say shots rang out during a "disagreement" between two groups of teens outside a Kroger supermarket at 4919 Flat Shoals Parkway on Sunday night.

2 teenagers were shot when the group in one car fired at a group in another car.

Fox 5 reports that Dy'Shea Hall died and 17-year-old Javonte Wood was in critical condition after the shooting at around 7:35 p.m. on Sunday.

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Atlanta police released surveillance images of the 2 suspects on Monday.

DeKalb County investigators confirmed one of the victims in the shooting outside Kroger is related to family members involved in a shooting outside Grady Memorial Hospital that same night. But DeKalb County Police say the two cases are not connected.

Dancing Dolls 4 Life coach Dianna "D" Williams confirmed Dy'Shea Upshaw's death in a Facebook post on Tuesday, according to WSB-TV.

"This child had an affect on all of us and left something with us all that we will never forget," Williams wrote of Upshaw. "These girls are not just our dancers, they are family, they are our kids, they are our students, they are apart of us forever."

Williams confirmed Upshaw died months after dance troupe member Shakira Gatlin, 19, was shot dead in Jackson, Mississippi in February.

Anyone with information on the shooting in DeKalb County is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or DeKalb Homicide Assault Unit at 770-724-7850.