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4 charged in fatal Brookhaven apartment shooting

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Four people face charges after a 23-year-old man was gunned down at a Brookhaven apartment complex.

The shooting happened at around noon Thursday at the Parke Town North Apartments in the 1300 block of North Cliff Valley Way.

Brookhaven Police Maj. Brandon Gurley said the victim, Justin Acevedo, got into an argument with 18-year-old Juan Carlos Ramirez. Ramirez then pulled out a gun and shot Acevedo in the chest.

Acevedo was taken to an Atlanta hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Ramirez and three other people ran from the scene, but were tracked down and arrested. Gurley said police also recovered the gun they believe was used to kill Acevedo.

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DeKalb police chief honored

DeKalb police chief honored

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander has been recognized for his many achievements over his three-decade law enforcement career.

Alexander was presented with a resolution by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police during its 2014 conference.

"It is an honor and a privilege to receive this recognition from the Georgia Chiefs Association," Alexander said in a release. "It's always humbling to get recognized by your peers."

Alexander has served as DeKalb's police chief since April 2013 and is also president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

See 'Hansel and Gretel' in Brookhaven

See 'Hansel and Gretel' in Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Capitol City Opera Company will bring Engelbert Humperdink's Hansel and Gretel to Brookhaven this fall.

The one-hour children's opera focuses on the titular siblings and their relationship as they learn valuable lessons about honesty, responsibility and safety. It is perfect for theater fans of all ages.

Hansel and Gretel will be staged Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for children ages 13 and under; accompanying parents are admitted free.

Visit ccityopera.org or call 678-301-8013 for more information and to buy tickets.

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

(WXIA) -- More than 80,000 Georgia children are enrolled in the state's Pre-K Program for the 2014-15 school year.

Pre-K is open to all 4 year olds, regardless of household income. Assistant commissioner Susan Adams said that it is the first school experience for many children.

"For this reason, we take our roles very seriously, and we work really hard to provide Georgia's children with positive and meaningful experiences," Adams said in a release.

In Pre-K, students study language, literacy and math while making new friends and building foundations for lifelong learning. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recommends parents visit their children's classrooms in advance to familiarize them with their new surroundings, and dress them in comfortable clothes and shoes every day. If students have a tendency to feel lonely, parents can send them to school with family photos to cheer them up, and blankets or stuffed animals to snuggle at naptime.

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta climbed again last month.

June's rate was 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May, but much lower than last June's 8.6 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is due to end-of-summer job loss among non-contract school workers, an influx of graduates and students entering the workforce, and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

So far, metro Atlanta has gained slightly more than 58,000 jobs in 2014 -- a good sign for those who are looking for work.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest June unemployment rate, at 6.3 percent. The highest was 10.4 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Another DeKalb Co. resident complains about 911 service

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- 11Alive has learned another resident in DeKalb County had problems with the 911 service.

Brookhaven Police looking for armed robber

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Police are looking for the public's help to identify an armed robbery suspect in a surveillance video from a Peachtree Road Subway store Tuesday afternoon.


Police said the white male entered the Subway store located at 3929 Peachtree Road at about 4 p.m., Tuesday demanding money The suspect was armed with a black handgun.