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.
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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A suspect has been charged in the murder of LaKevia Jackson, the mother of rapper Young Thug's 14-year-old son.
Jackson, 31, was ambushed and shot to death outside a bowling alley in southwest Atlanta on March 17.
Investigators tell CBS46, that Jackson was attending a birthday celebration at Metro Fun Center when she got into a verbal dispute with a man over a bowling ball.
Police arrested Joshua Fleetwood, 25, on Thursday, March 31, on outstanding felony warrants for murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Fleetwood is being held without bond at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
"We are happy that Mr. Fleetwood is in our custody," Atlanta Police Department's homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk told FOX 5 Atlanta. "This was simply an escalated dispute, as depicted on video."
Officer Woolfolk said ballistic evidence and surveillance footage helped investigators tie Fleetwood to the crime scene.
Woolfolk, a 34-year-old Atlanta native and former child star, played Dee-Dee on Nickelodeon's comedy series "My Brother and Me."
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The mother of one of rapper Young Thug's sons was shot and killed following a dispute over a bowling ball in Atlanta.
Atlanta police identified the slain woman as LaKevia Jackson, 31. She was killed following a dispute over a bowling ball at Metro Fun Center in southwest Atlanta.
Investigators tell CBS46, that Jackson was attending a birthday celebration at the bowling alley when she got into a fight that escalated into violence.
LaKevia's mother, Sherina Jackson, told CBS affiliate WRDW, that Jackson was shot while leaving the bowling alley.
Witnesses said the gunman waited 20 minutes in the parking lot before ambushing Jackson as she walked out of the bowling alley.
"I didn't know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby," said Sherina Jackson. "I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she's not breathing! I lost my baby all over a bowling ball."
"This is truly an atrocity. A young lady has lost her life over a bowling ball," APD Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said during a press conference. "We talk about conflict-resolution time and time again and this is an escalated dispute so we will work this case through the night and we will find the person responsible. We know who you are so go ahead and turn yourself in."