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Police seek person-of-interest in Brookhaven homicide, release sketch

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven police have released the sketch of a person they believe may have knowledge of a weekend homicide.

The incident happened in the 3100 block of Buford Highway on Saturday just before 3 p.m.

According to investigators, officers from the Patrol Division responded to multiple 911 calls of a person shot at Esquire Apartments.

Responding officers found the victim between two apartment buildings suffering from a single gunshot wound. The officer’s attempts to revive the victim were not successful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s identification has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.

5 arrested in Brookhaven drug bust

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Police said five people were arrested after a major drug bust at a hotel in Brookhaven on Tuesday.

Authorities were investigating a suspicious person at a Red Roof Inn on North Druid Hills Road when they found several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and more than $58,000 in cash.

PHOTOS: 5 arrested in Brookhaven drug bust

Officer pays for homeless woman's hotel on cold night

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – A Brookhaven Police officer went above and beyond the call of duty to help an elderly homeless woman get out of the cold on Sunday.

Officials said Officer B. Fleming noticed the woman without a jacket or any cold weather gear. Temperatures approached freezing Sunday night.

Student tests positive for TB at DeKalb Co. school

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. --  A student at a DeKalb County elementary school has tested positive for tuberculosis. 

According to DeKalb County Schools spokesperson Quinn Hudson, students and staff who may have been exposed underwent testing for TB by the Board of Health on Wednesday. Those skin test results will be related on Friday.


Brookhaven police seek public help in ATM robbery

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven Police have released pictures of an armed robbery suspect in hopes of learning the identity of this individual.

The suspect approached an individual on Windmont Drive, at 5 a.m. on September 26. and used a firearm while demanding the person's wallet and PIN number for their debit card. A short time later the debit card was used at an ATM in the area as well as several other locations throughout DeKalb County.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall and slim build.

Two vehicles are seen in the ATM photographs that are believed to be involved. The silver vehicle is believed to be a Nissan Sentra and the black vehicle could be either a Hyundai Sonata or a Nissan Altima.

Pedestrian dead after hit-and-run on North Druid Hills Road near I-85

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- One person is dead following a hit-and-run Monday night on North Druid Hills road near the overpass for Interstate-85. 

According to the Brookhaven Police Department, an officer was in the immediate area of the incident and was flagged down by an on-scene witness. The officer described the pedestrian as an adult male, later identified as Ronald F. Stuart Jr, age 38, of Atlanta. DeKalb Fire and AMR responded to the scene and transported the victim to and Atlanta area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The on scene witness advised that a newer red pick-up truck was seen as it struck the victim.

Authorities do not have a direction of the suspect vehicle when it left the scene. The Brookhaven Police Department is requesting the assistance in identifying and locating the vehicle used in the fatal hit and run accident.

Brookhaven pool death ruled suicide

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Police have ruled the death of a man found in a Brookhaven pool a suicide.

A man identified by Brookhaven police as 49-year-old Todd Andries was found at the bottom of a pool in a Brookhaven apartment complex on Friday. He was fully-clothed and appeared to be bound to a chair.

On Monday, police ruled the cause of death "suicide by asphyxiation."