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Fatality identified in Riverdale morning shooting

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Police have identified the victim killed in a Riverdale shooting early Saturday morning.

Edward Allen Buford was shot and killed at Villages on the River Apartments at about 6:53 a.m.

Police say he was shot one time while inside one of the apartment buildings.

Police believe the incident may be related to drug activity.

The circumstances of the shooting and the identity of the shooter are under investigation at this time.

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Clayton Co. police issue Mattie's Call for missing man

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County police are asking anyone who is able to help find a missing man who is without very important medication.

Police said that Robert Alan Post, 45, was reported missing.

Officials said he was last seen on Sunday at 4 a.m. while at his residence on Carriage Lane in Jonesboro.

According to a statement from police, Post suffers from a psychiatric illness and is without his medication.

He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information can call 911 directly or the Clayton County Police Department tip line at 770-477-3513.

Witnesses: School nurse yells racial slur, strikes 6th grader

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Students are accusing a school nurse of using profanity and a racial slur against a sixth-grader in the cafeteria.

In witness statements, six children and three adults described what happened after 11-year-old Jason Ezzard and another boy threw a bag of chips back and forth at Mundy's Mill Middle School.


Citing privacy concerns, Clayton County will not release the surveillance video to Ezzard or 11Alive, but the witness statements paint the picture of a violent confrontation.

Fresh Express plant in Clayton Co. evacuated after ammonia leak

MORROW, Ga. -- The Fresh Express plant in Clayton County was evacuated on Monday after an ammonia leak, fire officials said.

According to the Clayton County Fire Department, the leak was contained in a 5000 square foot room at the facility on Southern Road. The leak is believed to have been caused by a faulty pipe.

People were alerted by an alarm and a strong odor spread.

There were no reports of injuries.

The plant's 400 employees were evacuated, as well as other local businesses on Jonesboro Road and South Citizens Parkway.


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6 months of recovery likely for Hill shooting victim

JONESBORO, GA (WXIA) -- The woman recovering from a gunshot wound that investigators say was fired by Sheriff Victor Hill is expect out of intensive care as early as Wednesday, according to her father, Ernest McCord. However, her recovery will take months.

It's good news from Gwenevere McCord, who sustained what authorities had described as life-threatening injuries May 3 in Gwinnett County. She was with the Clayton County sheriff when he called 911 to report what he described as an accidental shooting.

Gwenevere McCord's father tells 11Alive News that doctors removed the bullet fired by Sheriff Hill only yesterday -- more than a week after the shooting that sent her to a Gwinnett County hospital with injuries that had threatened her life.

Who holds the Sheriff accountable?

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga -- A misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct is not enough to force a sheriff out of his job. Because he is an elected official, Sheriff Victor Hill does not face the same scrutiny as other heads of law enforcement agencies in the state. Only voters can hold him accountable.

Police believe teen lied about being kidnapped

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – Clayton County Schools Police Chief Clarence Cox said Wednesday evening he thinks a 14-year-old girl lied about being kidnapped at gunpoint.


She says she had been kidnapped, but authorities found her safe and sound in a local J.C. Penney store. But police said they are not buying her story.

Cox says the teen could be charged with false reporting of a crime.

After she was found, Salaycia Eason was taken to police headquarters for questioning.