Monday, June 05, 2006

Man killed after firing on police...Police spokesman Jason Gagnon said police were called to a home on North Hairston Road about 2 p.m. for “trouble unknown.” Gagnon said an officer was met by a man waving his arms outside the home. Another man then fired shots at the officer, and the officer returned fire.

A Morrow man was killed Monday night when his car crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming car head-on, police said. Clayton County police Assistant Chief Jeff Turner said Andre Varnard Henderson, 34, was traveling westbound on Panola Road about 8:40 p.m. Monday when he crossed a double yellow centerline. Witnesses told police Henderson, driving a 2000 Nissan Altima, was speeding.

A man was killed Monday morning when he lost control of his car and struck a mailbox in Cobb County, police said. Edward Ferguson — whose age and hometown were not available — was headed north on Terrell Mill Road shortly before 8 a.m. when he lost control of his Honda Accord while turning a curve, police said. Ferguson overcorrected, causing his car to spin around and hit a stone block mailbox in the 400 block of Terrell Mill Road between Paper Mill and Lower Roswell roads, said Cpl. Dana Pierce.

Four men were killed early Sunday morning when they were ejected from a car after it crashed in southeast Atlanta, police said. Authorities believe the driver of the car was speeding while he headed south in the 2100 block of Moreland Avenue about 2:30 a.m. The driver lost control, ran off the road and into an embankment where the car overturned, said Officer Steve Coleman. Three of the men were identified by the Fulton County medical examiner’s office as Miguel Reyes-Frausto, 20; Jose Hernandez-Morales, 22; and Fermin Morales-Hernandez, 21. The name of the fourth man was withheld while authorities try to contact his next of kin.

Two people were killed Sunday night in Cobb County after their car ran off the road, overturned and struck a tree, police said. Police said Jose Guadalupe Ramirez, 25, of Dallas was speeding west on Macland Road near the Paulding County line when he lost control of his Mercury Cougar while trying to pass several other vehicles in a no passing zone. The car spun out of control, rotating counterclockwise, before it left the road, turned on its roof and struck a tree, said Cobb police Cpl. Dana Pierce. Ramirez died at the scene, as did a passenger who was sitting in the back seat. He was identified as Raul De la Paz, 23, of Dallas. Two other passengers who were in the car at the time were also injured. They declined treatment at the scene, Pierce said.

Two teenage brothers and a middle-age woman preparing to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend drowned Friday in two Georgia lakes. “We were told they were trying to touch the bottom,” Cook said, who noted that the water at the dock was about 10 feet deep.

58-year-old child porn suspect kills self...A 58-year-old Winder man shot and killed himself Monday afternoon as authorities arrived to arrest him on a failure to appear in court charge, the FBI said. Summerville was arrested a year ago at his former residence in Lawrenceville on four counts of possession of child pornography. His trial in a federal court was scheduled to begin last week, but he did not appear in court, said the FBI.

A 21-year-old Villa Rica woman was killed Sunday morning when the car she was in was rear-ended on I-20 as her friend stopped to check on a vehicle stalled in the middle of the highway, police said.

A 30-year-old man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a DeKalb County church Friday night in what police was a drug-related slaying, police said. Authorities said an unidentified man in a grey car drove by and shot Menes Kori Temple outside the Bethesda Cathedral on Austin Drive about 9:30 p.m.

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