ATLANTA — In late 2017, 3-year-old KeJuan Mason took a cupcake out of the kitchen, an act so innocent it’s hard to imagine reacting to it in any way other than just smiling and letting him eat it.
LaShirley Morris instead reacted violently.
She beat him with a baseball bat, which prosecutors later said left bruises all over the boy’s body, while her sister, the boy’s guardian Glenndria Morris, allegedly spanked him.
Police were later called to the “roach-infested” home in southwest Atlanta after a 911 call that said he wasn’t breathing. Paramedics arrived and performed CPR, but the child died at the hospital.
CANDLER COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) Dash cam video of a police chase in southeast Georgia shows a reckless driver fleeing officers after a wild crash.
The footage shows a Candler County Sheriff’s Office deputy in a high-speed pursuit of a white sedan.
A K9 officer then tracks and apprehends the suspect!
CEDARTOWN, Ga. — Body camera video showing the moment an officer in Georgia was hit by a train while on duty has been released by police.
Polk County police officer Andy Anderson suffered a concussion, six broken ribs, a broken elbow and a broken shoulder bone in the collision near Rockmart on Tuesday, news outlets reported.
Anderson was so focused on catching the suspect that he didn’t realize how close he was to the tracks, according to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd.
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A Christmas gift landed a 7-year-old boy in the hospital and his mother wants to warn other parents about it.
Kiara Stroud said her son accidentally swallowed one of his AirPods and she had to rush him to the emergency room.
The AirPod is still in the boy’s stomach.
“He was like, ‘Mom. I don’t want my phone,’ because he got a phone for Christmas as well, and he’s like, ‘I don’t want to be near my phone. I don’t want it to connect to my phone and start playing music.’ I’m like, ‘Oh my God.’ He’s a crazy kid,” Stroud said.
A Brookhaven man shot and killed a suspected burglar Wednesday after finding the intruder inside his home, police said.
“What we believe is that the homeowner came home to a burglary in progress,” he said. “The person inside (who) was shot, we believe, is the suspected burglar.”
The scene remains active as police interview potential witnesses and investigate the fatal shooting. Gurley said the homeowner is cooperating and that no charges have been filed.
A 68-year-old Ellijay man showed up in Cherokee County early Tuesday afternoon wearing a Santa hat, thinking he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex, authorities said.
Instead, investigators with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children unit arrested Jimmy Lee Bowling on a number of child sex charges.