Around the Region: Police Release Video Connected to Shooting, Garbage Spill Causes Highway to Close and Body Found Buried at Residence

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

APD Releases Video Connected to Deadly Midtown Shooting – Midtown Patch

The Atlanta Police Department has released a video connected with this past weekend’s deadly shooting in Midtown.

Atlanta Police Homicide Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in identifying the group of people seen in the attached video. Detectives believe that the people in the video may have information related to the homicide that occurred during the early Saturday morning hours at 688 Spring Street.

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– Canton-Sixes Patch

Drivers on westbound 140 in Cherokee County were forced to detour Monday morning after a tractor-trailer hauling garbage overturned, spilling its contents across the roadway (see photo).

Canton Police Chief Robert Merchant says that the tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on 140 down a hill when the driver lost control at the railroad tracks. 

The road was closed for several hours.



Brothers in Custody After Body Found at Winder Residence – Barrow Patch

Siblings are being held by law enforcement after Winder police say they found a body Monday afternoon buried at a residence on Sixth Avenue. 

According to a news release, the Winder Police Department responded to the 200 block of Sixth Avenue after receiving information from the Pensacola Police Department in reference to a missing person. At the location, investigators found information that led to a search warrant. The body was buried in the ground and encased in concrete. 

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Car Stolen After Auto Shop Employee Leaves Engine Running – Buford Patch

A Mall of Georgia Honda employee said he was preparing to leave work on Sept. 29 when a suspect walked onto the auto retailer’s parking lot and stole his vehicle.

The employee said he left his car running next to the shop while he went inside the building for a brief period. A few minutes later, he noticed a man walking in the parking lot. Believing the man to possibly be a customer, the employee waved at the man and the man waved back.

A few moments later, the employee heard a vehicle shift into gear and then heard the sound of squealing tires. The employee walked outside in time to see the man he thought was a customer driving away in the employee’s vehicle at a high rate of speed.



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