Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas

The reward for information leading to the capture of an Atlanta cop shooter has increased to $10,000, thanks to a hefty donation from reality show couple Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas.

Thomas, who stars in Real Housewives of Atlanta, said he donated $5,000 to the fund for information about the cop shooter because he wanted to challenge fellow business owners to donate.

“This is a challenge to business owners,” said Thomas, who owns Bar One Tapas Lounge on Memorial Drive, not far from where Atlanta Police Officer Christopher L. Smith was shot on Saturday. “They should match my $5,000 to get this cop killer off the street."

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Renisha McBride funeral

Renisha McBride's killer waited until her body was cold before calling 911 to report the shooting, according to The Detroit News.

Seeking help after wrecking her car, 19-year-old McBride knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the homeowner (identified by McBride supporters as Ted Wafer) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast.

McBride is black. Ted Wafer is white.

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Man Arrested in Deaths of Missing Family

A second suspect was arrested and charged in the deaths of a Mississippi family whose bodies were found shot to death in an abandoned farmhouse.

USA Today reports Cedric D. Mason, 30, of Jackson, Miss., was arrested by a state highway patrol SWAT team late Wednesday. Mason, who resisted arrest, was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for observation then later transferred to a Copiah County jail.

Mason was charged with two counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping in the deaths of Atira Hill, 30, and her 7-year-old son, Jaidon.

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Robert Bell fugitive in New Orleans

Did you hear the story about the man who wiped out an entire family in Gwinnett County last month?

I didn't either, and I read the AJC every day.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Robert E. Bell, 33, has been on the run since Sept. 15 when he gunned down three members of the same family and injured a fourth person in a home near Snellville, just east of Atlanta.

Among the dead are Angelina Benton, 34, Benton’s 12-year-old son, Joseph McDonald, and her 19-year-old godson, Raynard Daniel.

Bell had been staying with the family for about 2 weeks. He and his victims are black.

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Marissa Alexander

A Tallahassee woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her estranged husband will get a new trial, Yahoo news reports.

A Florida state of appeals ruled Marissa Alexander is entitled to a new trial "because the judge failed to properly instruct the jury regarding her claim of self-defense," Yahoo News reports.

Alexander, 32, told police she fired the "warning shot" during an argument with her estranged husband who arrived at her home to pick up their son.

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Jon Gosselin Pulls Gun On Paparazzi

Former TV dad Jon Gosselin, who gained fame on the reality TV show Jon + Kate Plus 8, admitted he pulled a gun and fired a warning shot in the air when a photographer got too close to his Pennsylvania home.

"I am licensed to carry a concealed handgun, which I withdrew," Jon told gossip blog TMZ. He said he fired the shot into the air to scare the photographer into leaving his property, not to hurt her: "It is well within my rights under Pennsylvania law when someone is trespassing on private property," he said.

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Aaron Alexis Navy Yard shooter

The Navy Yard gunman responsible for one of the largest mass murders in Washington D.C. history was treated for Schizophrenia, according to law enforcement officials.

Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, 34, was treated at the Veterans Administration hospital for mental problems which included hearing voices, the officials told the Associated Press.

Alexis killed 12 people and wounded 14 others before he was shot and killed by police during a shooting rampage in the nation's Capital on Monday.

His family told the AP Alexis was a paranoid schizophrenic who heard voices in his head. Alexis carried a .45 handgun tucked in his waistband because he feared people would steal his belongings.

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Aaron Alexis

Authorities have identified a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in the nation's capital today.

Aaron Alexis, 32, was shot dead during the rampage that left at least 12 people dead, including 2 Capital police officers, and scores more injured.

A second gunman is still on the loose. He is described as a black male in his 50s. According to the AP, the search for a 2nd gunman has been called off.

A white male wearing a tan outfit was mistakenly identified as a third gunman as confusion reigned in the aftermath of the shooting.

“The white male in the tan outfit has been identified and is not a suspect or person of interest,” the Metropolitan DC Police Department tweeted.

Police say Alexis gained access into the heavily secured Navy Yard by flashing the photo ID of a terminated employee.

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Cop Charged with Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Former FAMU Football Player

In a rare occurrence, a police officer was arrested and charged with killing a black man -- and it didn't take riots or protests from civil rights leaders Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson for police to take action.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, 27, was taken into custody and charged with shooting and killing former FAMU football player Jonathan Ferrell, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Police believe Ferrell, 24, was involved in a single car crash and may have been seeking help when he pounded on a woman's door late Saturday night.

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No Charges Against George Zimmerman

The Orlando Sentinel described the house where George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie moved into as a "$240,000 show place with a pool."

Police were called to the house today in response to a domestic dispute between the Zimmerman's In a 911 call, Shellie said Zimmerman punched her father in the face, knocking his glasses off. When asked if her father needed medical attention, Shellie said she believed her father's nose was broken.

Despite telling police Zimmerman "had his hand on his gun" and threatened to shoot her, Shellie will not press charges.

"They both have declined to press charges against George," Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell said. "We have no victim no crime."

Listen to the 911 audio

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