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Arrest made in connection with officer involved shooting

Arrest made in connection with officer involved shooting

DALLAS, Ga. -- An arrest was made in an investigation linked to an officer involved shooting in Paulding County on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Brenda VanCleve was arrested for Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Sales of Methamphetamine in connection with a narcotics investigation in October. 

VanCleve's husband, Danny Hammett, was fatally wounded as officers executed a search warrant at VanCleve's Hiram home on December 3. 

VanCleve's son, James Eason was also arrested by Forest Park Police and is being held in the Clayton County jail. 

The shooting is currently under investigation by the Paulding County Police Department. 

Man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

Man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

ATLANTA -- A Stone Mountain man has been sentenced to life in prison for operating a trafficking ring and sexually abusing women.

Soloman Manasseh Mustafa, 38, was convicted in July of trafficking, kidnapping, prostituting women and enticing a minor. His sentence was handed down Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

A co-defendant, 25-year-old Kalandra Wallace of Jonesboro, pleaded guilty last October and was sentenced to five years in prison.

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Man charged with faking sniper report

Man charged with faking sniper report

JONESBORO, Ga. -- A man has been charged with fabricating an account of a sniper targeting Clayton County school buses, prompting a massive police response.

Jonesboro police said Codarrius Rayshun Brewer of Hampton was arrested after admitting that he made up the incident. He was charged with making a false report and obstruction. A phone listing for Brewer could not be located. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.

The Clayton County School superintendent issued the following statement:

2 arrested for apartment burglaries

2 arrested for apartment burglaries

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Police have arrested two men suspected of burglarizing multiple units in three apartment complexes.

Marcus Taylor, 25, of Riverdale and Christopher Gray, 29, of East Point faces charges of felony burglary.

The duo is accused of several daytime burglaries at the Camden Apartments and both complexes of the Retreat Apartments from July 2011 to March 2012, according to Peachtree City Police spokeswoman Capt. Rosanna Dove.

The investigation continues. Dove said police expect to file more charges against Taylor and Gray.

2 arrested in gambling operation

2 arrested in gambling operation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Fayetteville Police have arrested two people in connection with an illegal gambling operation at the Fayette Gift Shop.

The first suspect, 21-year-old Corina Venegas-Corral of Riverdale, was taken into custody during the police raid on the business on Apr. 17. Fayetteville Police spokesman Det. Mike Whitlow said she was charged with commercial gambling.

Sameer Syed, 32, of Peachtree City turned himself in on Monday. He was charged with commercial gambling and keeping a gambling place.

Whitlow said the investigation continues and more arrests are possible.

Anyone with information about illegal gambling in Fayette County is encouraged to call police at 770-461-4441.

Teen arrested for shooting 9 year old

Teen arrested for shooting 9 year old

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- Police have arrested a woman in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl in metro Atlanta. 

19-year-old Rachell Burrell appeared Saturday before a judge, who set her bail at $70,000.

Riverdale Police Chief Samuel Patterson says Burrell was staying with the victim, other children and adults in a "babysitting kind of capacity" at a home.

Investigators say the girl is expected to survive after being shot in the stomach Friday and was able to identify the person who shot her before being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.

Burrell is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana. It was unknown if she had hired an attorney.

The victim's name was not released.

SANDY SPRINGS | 2 arrested in Hammond Park shooting

SANDY SPRINGS | 2 arrested in Hammond Park shooting

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two men were arrested after police said they shot at a teenager at Hammond Park in Sandy Springs.

Chavis Baker, 24, and 26-year-old Terence Doe were taken into custody Tuesday morning at the United Inn & Suites on Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose said Baker got into an argument with 18-year-old Khalif Quashon Williams at Hammond Park at around 3 p.m. Monday. Baker shot at Williams, then left the park with Doe in Doe's Ford Explorer.

Witnesses gave the car's tag number to police, and officers determined the Explorer was registered to Doe's mother in Beaufort, S.C., which is also Baker's hometown. Doe's mother cooperated with police and gave them her son's address.

Police recovered the gun used in the shooting when they arrested Baker and Doe. The gun was reported stolen in South Carolina last year, Rose said.