'Stare Down' Leads To Deadly Gunfire

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Cops: 'Stare down' at QuikTrip Leads to Deadly Gunfire - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The two men didn’t even exchange words inside a Clayton County convenience store. But minutes later, one shot and killed the other, Clayton County police said Wednesday night.

The two were inside the QuikTrip on Ga. 138 shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday when the silent confrontation began, Major Johnny Robinson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The men stared each other down inside the store, then left in separate vehicles, Robinson said. Visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more on this story.

$50K Bond Set For Hit-And-Run Suspect - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

Bond was set at $50,000 this morning for the alleged hit-and-run driver accused of injuring a Woodstock High School graduate.

William Wilson Heaton Jr., 22, of Rydal must relinquish his driver’s license, abstain from drinking alcohol, and remain under house arrest from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. each day, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. Visit Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.

Five Men Arrested in Connection With Tuesday's Shooting in Monroe - Monroe Patch

Walton County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Brooks confirmed that five men are in custody in connection with Tuesday's shooting in Monroe.

Brooks said that early investigations reveal that the victim, , was lured to the location on Mountain Creek Church Road in Monroe on the pretext of a drug deal. Hickman, however, owed one of the subjects money. Visit Monroe Patch for more on this story. 

Day Care Van on S. Hariston Catches Fire - Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch

A day care van on S. Hairston near Wesley Chapel caught fire Wednesday afternoon. No children were on board the van, according to WSB.

The name of the day care, listed on the side of the van, is "It Takes a Village Learning Academy" in Stone Mountain. Visit Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch for more on this story. 

Fire at Centennial Place Apartments Damages Clubhouse - Midtown Patch

The Atlanta Fire Department was able to contain a predawn fire at the Centennial Place Apartments located at 526 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., near Pine Street, Thursday morning.

Firefighters say that the fire took place in the clubhouse which holds the work out room, lockers, and the reception office. Visit Midtown Patch for more on this story. 


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