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Woman faces charges in deadly Clayton County accident

Woman faces charges in deadly Clayton County accident

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Police are investigating an accident that killed a man and seriously injured a woman.

It happened at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 75 near the ramp to I-85. Clayton County Police Officer Ashanti Marbury said responding crews found a Ford Explorer that left the road, overturned and landed in a wooded area near the highway.

Two people were inside the car. Marbury said the male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver suffered extensive injuries to the lower part of her body and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses said the Explorer was weaving in and out of traffic shortly before the accident. They told police the driver tried to change lanes when she clipped a pickup truck and lost control of her vehicle.

Marbury said charges are pending against the Explorer's driver.

2 shot at Clayton County apartment complex

2 shot at Clayton County apartment complex

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A man and a woman were hospitalized after being shot at a Clayton County apartment complex overnight.

It happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the Woods at Southlake Apartments in the 800 block of Mt. Zion Road.

Clayton County Police spokesman Ron Coloma said the male victim was shot once in the buttocks. The woman was struck three times in the abdomen. Both are in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

There was no immediate word on a motive for the shooting, or the relationship between the victims and any potential suspects.

Man wearing 'Scream' mask robs several Clayton County stores

Man wearing 'Scream' mask robs several Clayton County stores

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are looking for a man who committed at least a dozen robberies and attempted robberies in Clayton County.

The suspect hit several stores near Jonesboro, mostly in the Tara Boulevard area. Clayton County Police spokeswoman JaQuitta Williams said the man always wears a mask similar to the ones worn by the killers in the "Scream" movies.

Investigators believe the suspect is also the man who shot at a security guard while trying to rob an adult novelty store on Tara Boulevard in early July.

Man arrested for leaving baby in car at Clayton County courthouse

Man arrested for leaving baby in car at Clayton County courthouse

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Forest Park man is behind bars after allegedly leaving his 3-month-old daughter inside of his car while going to court.

Courtney Lamont Kidd, 37, was arrested at the Clayton County courthouse Monday afternoon and charged with felony child cruelty.

He had his first court appearance Tuesday at 10 a.m., where his bond was set at $20,000. He is also not allowed to have contact with his daughter.

A source inside the Clayton County Courthouse told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander that the child was in the car for a short period of time before a good Samaritan spotted her, taking it upon herself to get the child out of the car. The woman then took the baby inside of the courthouse, where she was treated.

Monday evening, Alexander spoke with Kidd's mother at their Forest Park home. The mother declined to tell the child's name, but said the baby was in her care and "doing just fine."

Security Guard Dodges Bullet, Foils Armed Robbery Attempt

Security Guard Dodges Bullet, Foils Armed Robbery Attempt

JONESBORO, Ga. -- It happened in a flash.

At the entrance to a store on Tara Boulevard, a would-be robber shot at the store's armed security guard. The security guard, somehow, dodged the bullet. And by his very presence, he stopped the man from robbing the store.

Even though the would-be robber got off a shot and got away, he got away empty-handed -- that is, with nothing but his life. And security guard Joseph Watkins is sure that after that quick confrontation a week ago at the store in Jonesboro, the guy won't be back.

"I literally had nanoseconds" to react, Watkins said Wednesday.

The store's surveillance video recording shows everything.

Watkins was inside the store, near the entrance. It was July 2, at about 8:30 p.m. Through the big, plate-glass windows, Watkins saw a man outside, approaching the entrance, wearing a hoodie and a "scream" mask.

Teen shot dead in Clayton County

Teen shot dead in Clayton County

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 400 block of Clara Drive at around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Clayton County Police spokesperson Ashanti Marbury said the victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not released.

Police have not yet provided any information about a suspect or motive.

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Teen shot several times at Clayton County McDonald's

Teen shot several times at Clayton County McDonald's

MORROW, Ga. -- One man was shot Wednesday night during a fight at a Clayton County McDonald's.

The victim, 18-year-old Ziquay Willis, was shot five times at the restaurant at Mt. Zion Parkway and Mt. Zion Boulevard in Morrow.

Clayton County Police spokesperson JaQuitta Williams said the shooting stemmed from a fight between two groups of people. It began as an argument inside the restaurant and turned physical when the groups moved to the parking lot.

Willis was taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he is in critical but stable condition. Police have not released any information about a suspect.

Investigators are working with McDonald's management to obtain possible surveillance video of the fight.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Clayton County Police at 770-477-3513.