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Police have arrested gang members who targeted the homes of rich and athletes around the metro Atlanta area.

Four gang members were arrested Sunday after attempting a burglary at a townhouse where one of rapper Future's baby mamas lives with her child.

One suspect was hospitalized after he tried to bail out of a moving car while fleeing, police say.

The four gang members may be linked to a series of violent home invasions targeting rich celebrities across metro Atlanta, WSBTV reported.

One of those celebrities is Marlo Hampton, longtime cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV series.

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Gang members kicked in the front door of Hampton's Sandy Springs home on July 1.

"When I heard the boom, when I heard my nephew scream — and I knew that scream was a scream of fear -- my heart dropped," Hampton told Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne.

Hampton said she armed her security system before the gang kicked in her front door. Sandy Springs police arrived within minutes of her 911 call, but the gang had already fled.

"I just thank God and we're covered in the blood of Jesus and I'm here to share this story with you," Hampton told Winne.

Hampton gave a word of warning to other celebrities who show off their luxury lifestyles on social media.

"My main concern is, I want all the ladies ... I want everyone to be aware if you are posting, if you do have luxury items, be careful," she said.

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Authorities suspect the gang members may have also targeted the DeKalb County home of rapper Gunna, who is in jail awaiting trial on a RICO gang charge.

Investigators told Winne that the gang targets the homes of high-profile celebrities, professional athletes or social media influencers who post their lifestyles on the Internet.

Sandy Springs police are asking the public's help finding Jeremy Caldwell, a.k.a. J-Roc, an alleged gang ringleader wanted for 33 charges, including Sandy Springs home invasions.

"He's got a red falcon on the side of his right eye," said Sgt. Matt McGinnis with the Sandy Springs Police Department.

McGinnis advised the public not to approach Caldwell.

"They need to contact 911 immediately. He is considered armed and dangerous," McGinnis told Winne.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $12,000 for information leading to the arrest of Caldwell.

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Young Thug's nephew has been charged with shooting his girlfriend in the face when an argument turned violent early Wednesday.

Fardereen Deonta Grier allegedly shot Atlanta promoter Destiny Fitzpatrick in the face and killed her just before 1:50 a.m. in a residence on the 900 block of Proctor Street in East Point, a suburb southwest of Atlanta.

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Fitzpatrick was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Grier was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder.

According to TMZ Hip-Hop, Grier told police he was rapper Young Thug's nephew - the son of Thugger's older sister.

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Relatives confirmed Grier's relationship to Young Thug, who is locked up on RICO gang charges.

Grier first told responding officers that he fought off 2 armed, masked intruders, but officers say he eventually admitted to shooting Destiny in the face.

A neighbor allegedly heard arguing in the residence prior to the shooting.

Young Thug is currently in the Cobb County Jail after being denied bond multiple times.

It isn't clear if Grier is the aspiring rapper BSlime who shared a phone call of his uncle Thugga free-styling from jail last month.

"I'm just sitting here in my cell like, 'Damn, I'm really in jail / God, give me another chance to show you I can prevail / I could put my arms from wall to wall inside this tiny - ass cell," Young Thug rapped.

Thug admitted to having suicidal thoughts in his freestyle.

"I tried to cry but ain't nothing left / I contemplated doing myself, ni**a / The most suicide deaths are in this jail / But let's not forget that this ain't hell."

Thug, born Jeffery Williams, was referring to the notorious Cobb County Jail, where 3 inmates died in just 3 weeks in May.

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Rumors swirled on Monday evening after ET Online incorrectly reported that music veteran Chaka Zulu had died from gunshot wounds.

ET tweeted: "Ludacris is mourning the death of his longtime manager."

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Chaka was one of three people shot on Sunday night in the parking lot outside Apt 4B, a Caribbean restaurant and bar owned by Zulu in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead neighborhood.
 
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According to sources, Zulu was breaking up a fight between a man and his girlfriend when the man pulled a gun and opened fire.

Atlanta police reported that one man died at the scene, while Zulu and another man were transported to a hospital.

Zulu, who was shot twice in the chest, underwent two surgeries and is recovering in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit.

Cell phone video uploaded Monday by @ATLuncensored showed Zulu motionless on the ground after the shooting. A woman tends to him. The video has since been deleted.

In a statement to WSB-TV's Michael Seiden, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said, "We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time."

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage to identify the suspect. No suspects are in custody.

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Tributes pour in on Twitter for Chaka Zulu, beloved music veteran and longtime manager of rapper Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges.

Zulu and two others were shot at 11:35 p.m. Sunday during a dispute in the parking lot behind Apt4b, a Caribbean restaurant and bar on the 2200 block of Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

All three men were transported to area hospitals where one victim was pronounced dead. Zulu was shot twice in the chest and underwent 2 surgeries early Monday. He is on a ventilator in an ICU.

In a statement to Channel 2 Action News reporter Michael Seiden, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said, "We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time."

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In 1998 Chaka (left) co-founded the record label Disturbing tha Peace with Ludacris and Jeff Dixon.

Their artists have included R&B singer Bobby V, and rappers Shawnna and Chingy.

The independent label was created to serve as a platform for rappers from the "Dirty South" including Ludacris, a then-radio DJ who couldn't score a major label record deal at the time.

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A 36-year-old Atlanta man was arrested Sunday after he gunned down 2 young women during a dispute over too much mayonnaise at a downtown Atlanta Subway shop.

26-year-old Brittany Macon, was later pronounced dead, and a 24-year-old co-worker, who was shot in front of her 5-year-old child, is in critical condition at a local hospital.

The shooting happened Sunday evening at a Subway connected to a Circle K on Northside Drive.

A customer became enraged over the amount of mayonnaise on a sandwich and pulled out a gun and started shooting shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to Atlanta police.

A dozen police units swarmed the location within minutes of the shooting.

"What you are seeing behind me is the result of a tragedy," interim police Chief Darin Schierbaum told reporters from outside the Subway restaurant. "A senseless tragedy that we've seen numerous times throughout the year where an argument leads to gunfire, and now we have someone dead."

Within a few hours, a tip lead police to the suspect, and he was arrested late Sunday not far from the restaurant, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Deputy police Chief Charles Hampton declined to release the suspect's name on Monday, citing the ongoing investigation.

Willie Glenn, who co-owns the Subway location, told Channel 2 Action News both women started working there earlier this month.

"It breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich," Glenn said.

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One man is dead and 2 people were rushed to area hospitals following a shooting in a Buckhead parking lot early Monday, June 27.

Chaka Zulu, manager of rap mogul Ludacris, was one of three people shot during a dispute outside Apt4b Atlanta, a Caribbean restaurant and bar that is popular with the industry's elite in Atlanta.

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Police say one man was killed during the shooting, however Chaka (right) is listed as "critical but stable" at a nearby hospital, according to a credible source.

Police Lt. Germain Dearlove told Channel 2 Action News the shooting was the "result of a dispute in the parking lot" behind the club in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from businesses that share the parking lot with Apt4b to identify a shooter, Dearlove told the news station from the scene Monday.

Chaka is the longtime manager and business partner of multi-platinum selling rapper, Ludacris (right).

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In 1998 Chaka (left) co-founded the record label Disturbing tha Peace with Ludacris, real name Christopher Bridges, and their business partner Jeff Dixon.

Their artists have included R&B singer Bobby V (center), Shawnna and Chingy (not pictured).

The independent label was created to serve as a platform for rappers from the "Dirty South" including Ludacris, a then-radio DJ who couldn't score a major label record deal at the time.

Atlanta has become one of the country's most dangerous cities, thanks to the liberal policies of the previous mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose push to defund the police divided the city.

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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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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.

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Rapper Trouble DTE urged young men to stop killing each other over women in a newly resurfaced video.

In an Instagram video on his Instagram account, Trouble, aka Skoob, is seen driving while advising young men to stop killing each other over women with "good bottom."

"Yea, you get caught up and go down the road, she ain't gonna do nothing but let another ni**a buss," he said, referring to men who do time in prison for murdering another man over a woman.

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Ironically, Trouble found himself in the very same scenario that he warned young men about.

The Atlanta rapper was fatally shot by the ex-boyfriend of a woman he was visiting in Conyers, Georgia early Sunday.

The woman told police she and Trouble were asleep in her apartment when her ex Jamichael Jones woke her up with a punch to the face and began fighting with Trouble. When she jumped in to help Trouble, Jones pulled a gun and shot him point blank in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Trouble, born Mariel Semonte Orr, is best known for his debut mixtape December 17th. In addition to dating Alexis Skyy (pictured), Trouble was linked with R&B singer Monica.

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Court documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals new details about the death of Atlanta rapper Trouble DTE, aka Skoob.

Trouble, real name Mariel Semont Orr, was shot in the chest and died at Lake St. James apartment complex in Conyers, Georgia around 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

The rapper was visiting the apartment of a woman identified as aspiring rapper Rissa Royce when he was ambushed by her ex-boyfriend and killed.

He had drove to the apartment complex in his yellow Lamborghini.

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Trouble was asleep in bed with Royce when her ex-boyfriend, Jamichael Jones, 33, let himself in to the apartment using his key.

According to court records, Royce was awakened when Jones punched her in the face. Trouble woke up and began fighting with Jones. When Royce tried to help Trouble, Jones pulled a pistol and fatally shot Trouble.

Royce's daughter reportedly called 911 while neighbors performed CPR on Trouble. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Royce told police she and Jones dated for three years but broke up after he punched her in the nose during an argument about a week earlier, court records show.

She hadn't seen Jones since then, and he had not come back to the apartment to retrieve his belongings, she said.

Royce allegedly shared photos of the murder scene on her private Instagram page.

One photo shows a blood soaked carpet next to a front door. A pair of red socks lay on the carpet and blood is spattered on the walls.

Jones surrendered to Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies late Monday night.

Sheriff Eric Levett said Jones turned himself in after his mother put him on the phone with an investigator.

"His mother was a huge resource in helping us apprehend him," Levett told Channel 2 Action News following his arrest Monday night. "Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting a bad outcome."

Jones was booked in the Rockdale County Jail on charges of felony murder, home invasion and aggravated assault. He was denied bond at a hearing Tuesday morning. He is expected in court again June 15.
 

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Atlanta homicide detectives say they've gone months without a day off due to the city's spiraling murder rate.

Channel 2's Lori Wilson spoke to exhausted homicide detectives who say they are overworked and need a break.

"So it's been about since September since I've had a full day off," Atlanta Police Lieutenant Ralph Woolfolk said.

"When they catch a case, it's full on. It's non-stop to make sure that we are driving those cases forward in the right direction," the former child star told Wilson.

The department is struggling to keep up with the soaring homicide rate after veteran detectives quit or retired from the force.

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Woolfolk arrested a suspect in the murder of the mother of one of rapper Young Thug's sons recently.
 
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But the brutal stabbing of Katherine Janness and her dog Bowie in Piedmont Park in 2021 is still an open case.

Woolfolk said the APD uses seasoned case coaches to help new hires learn the ropes quickly.

"2019 was my first full year here. I had 99 [homicide] cases," Detective Savannah Berry said.

Det. Jarion Shephard said a lot of the newer detectives don't have experience to work homicide cases.

"It helps when you have more experience to come in and start kind of to guide them in the right direction."

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East Point, Ga. police released surveillance images of three teenagers wanted for questioning in the deadly shooting of a woman outside a recording studio on Friday night.

Police believe the three people in the surveillance photos may have witnessed the shooting.

Tanasia Conwell, 26, was shot in front of her three children at a recording studio off Nadell Avenue, FOX 5 News reports.

She later died at a local hospital. Her family is not sure why she was at the recording studio.

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"It's just a tragedy right now," the victim's mother Arkevia Conwell told FOX 5. "That was my baby, my firstborn, 26 years-old that was taken from her three kids."

Arkevia said she learned of the shooting from her 5-year-old grandson, who was with his mother and two siblings at the time.

"I called my daughter, I got no answer, I continued to call, still didn't get an answer, so I called my 5-year-old grandson phone when I called his phone he said, 'Ma Keke... that boy shot my mom,'" Conwell told FOX 5.

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"She had just got a new car, just moved into her new apartment, she was working at amazon, so for a 26-year-old she had potential," Cowell said.

Family and friends held a vigil for Tanasia Conwell, according to Channel 2 Action News.

"You will receive justice. I've prayed on this, and God is going to see to it that you will see justice, and I pray that it's swift," Tanasia's grandmother, Felicia Conwell-Thomas said at the vigil.

Anyone who can identify the boys or has any information about the shooting is asked to call investigators at 404-559-6300.
 

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An arrest has been made in the murder of Anthony Frazier, a security guard who was gunned down as he arrived to work.

Frazier was shot in the back of the head as he got out of his SUV outside the American Wings and Seafood restaurant on Cleveland Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday.

Stanley Henderson, 30, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after multiple tips were called into Crime Stoppers. A $2,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest.
 
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The daughter of a security guard who was gunned down outside an Atlanta restaurant is speaking out about his senseless murder.

Anthony Frazier was killed by an unknown assailant as he got out of his SUV outside the American Wings and Seafood restaurant on Cleveland Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday.

The man who shot him also robbed him before casually walking away. Several people walked by Frazier's lifeless body, and one of them rifled through his pockets and appeared to take something.
 
RELATED: Police release video of security guard shot dead outside Atlanta restaurant
 
Antonette Frazier told CBS46 she lost sleep Tuesday night after viewing the chilling surveillance video of her father's execution.

"I can't get the images out of my head," she said. "Oh my god, it changed me. They changed the way I feel. It changed the way I looked at things."

Antonette said her father's wallet, cell phone and gun were stolen.

"I just don't understand how somebody could be so cold," she said.

Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant, who announced his plan to retire in June after 34 years, cautioned the public not to jump to conclusions about the people in the video.

"We don't know what their roles were or what they were going through at that particular time," said Bryant. "But just immediately taking a look at it is concerning."

Frazier's daughter expressed anger at the callousness of the people who robbed her father.

"I'm angry at the people that stood by," said Antonette. "My daddy was a good person. I'm angry and disgusted with the bystanders digging through his pockets."

She described her dad as a mild-mannered man who enjoyed cooking.

Antonette said, most importantly, he was a loving father to his three adult children.

"He was my best friend, and they took him away from me," she said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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Anthony Frazier had just gotten out of his SUV outside an Atlanta restaurant when a gunman approached from behind and shot him dead.

Police released chilling video footage showing the shocking crime that left the 51-year-old security guard dead.

After killing Frazier, the gunman is seen going through his pockets and walking away. The shooting happened Monday around 7 p.m. outside the American Wings and Seafood restaurant on Cleveland Avenue.

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Police believe a man sitting on the curb in the background of the video witnessed the slaying. The man is seen shaking his head while walking past Frazier's body.

The video shows several other people walking past Frazier's lifeless body. One of them appears to steal something from Frazier.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and the four others seen in the video.

Violent crime has skyrocketed in Atlanta since the pandemic in 2020. Police Chief Rodney Bryant announced his intention to retire in June after 34 years.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward leading to an arrest.

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