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Man charged in July 4 stray bullet death


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- After four days of a family begging him to turn himself in, the neighbor of a teen killed by a stray bullet on July Fourth is now in custody.

Marcel Smith, 23, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.

Police said Smith refused to be interviewed in the death of Rasheeda Evans - his neighbor.

Despite the tragedy, at least one family member is opening his heart to his loved one's killer.

"The family forgives you," the young girl's uncle said.

She died of celebratory gunfire on July Fourth while sitting inside watching a movie on her tablet.

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Teen girl struck by stray bullet tearfully remembered by family

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Fulton County family is mourning the death of a 16-year-old girl killed by celebratory gunfire gone wrong overnight.

The young life of Rasheeda Evans was cut short by a stray bullet while she was sitting on the couch.

College Park chase ends in wreck, suspects on the loose

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- State and local authorities are searching for three suspects after a College Park police chase that ended in a wreck.

The wreck happened on Mozart Drive off Flat Shoals Road in Clayton County, and both College Park Police and the Georgia State Patrol are involved in the investigation with assistance from Clayton County police and deputies.

Officials said the chase began when a College Park officer drove up behind the vehicle, which was reported stolen.

The chase ended near Riverdale after a chase on Interstate 75 and in several neighborhoods. A trooper was forced to pit maneuver the vehicle to bring the chase to an end.

According to GSP officials, an officer suffered a leg injury in the foot chase for the suspects, but there's currently no reports of other injuries.

ATL-LAX American Airlines flight diverted to Dallas

DALLAS (WFAA/WXIA) -- An American Airlines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles was diverted to Dallas Tuesday afternoon after the flight reported an issue with the plane's hydraulics, according to an airline spokesperson.


American Airlines Flight 2437 had 127 passengers and five crew members. The passengers were placed on another aircraft to continue their trip to Los Angeles.

No injuries were reported.

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Man accused of stalking 16-year old boy arrested

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Police in College Park say a man accused of stalking a young boy for sex has been arrested.

Authorities say the man approached the same 16-year-old boy twice and sexually assaulted him in one of those incidents.

Police said both incidents happened along Godby Road near Old National Highway in College Park.

They said the first incident happened in late May in front of the US Post Office on Godby Road. The boy was walking on the sidewalk when the man pulled up in a car and asked him for directions.

Widow of man killed by stray bullet asks for help

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The widow of a father of four shot and killed by a errant bullet is asking for help.

Robert Moore, 53, died when a stray bullet from a gunfight outside his College Park apartment went through a wall striking and killing him.

The family is hoping to raise money for a funeral and to move out of the apartment complex.

College Park man killed by stray bullet during shootout

COLLEGE PARK, GA (WXIA) – Police said they expect to make more arrests after a father was shot and killed by a stray bullet while watching TV in his bed.


College Park police are working to close in on at least four people involved in the wild and fatal shootout that killed 52-year-old Robert Moore.

Moore had a large and loving and close family – which, they will tell you as they comfort one another, says everything about him.

"My dad was awesome," said his daughter, Precious Moore. "He was all about family, definitely."