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Man, woman shot in southeast Atlanta

Man, woman shot in southeast Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Two people were shot during an apparent domestic incident in southeast Atlanta Monday morning.

It happened at around 7 a.m. at a Mount Zion Road address.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said the two victims, a man and a woman, were both alert and conscious when they were taken to a nearby hospital. Their names have not been released.

No other information was immediately available.

Man gets 10 years for smuggling machine gun through TSA security

Man gets 10 years for smuggling machine gun through TSA security

ATLANTA -- An AirTran Airlines employee has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling cocaine and a machine gun through airport security.

Rasondo Maurice Norris admitted in court that he carried a MAC-11 machine gun, silencer, magazine and five kilograms of cocaine through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year.

The 30-year-old Stone Mountain man was convicted in October of the charges against him.

According to information presented in federal court, Norris was a baggage handler for AirTran. Homeland Security learned that Norris was accepting money to use his security clearance to help criminals smuggle contraband onto planes.

On three different occasions in May and June of 2013, undercover agents paid Norris to carry backpacks containing illicit items, including weapons and drugs, through airport security checkpoints. The defendant received between $600 and $800 for each trip.

Police release sketch of rape suspect

Police release sketch of rape suspect

ATLANTA -- Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying the man who forced a woman into an abandoned house on Forrest Hills Drive, where the victim was beaten and raped.

Police say the assault happened May 17 and say the victim was able to use the suspect's own knife to cut the right side of his neck. The suspect may currently have a scab or scar on his neck.

Police describe the suspect as a black male in his early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds. The victim described her attacker as slightly muscular, with medium brown skin and a low Afro. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and black shoes at the time of the attack. The attire was described as a possible work uniform.

The suspect may frequent the Travel Inn on Forrest Hills Drive and the City of East Point.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or contact the Atlanta Police Department.

Accused baby slapper's case postponed

Accused baby slapper's case postponed

ATLANTA -- A trial set to begin Monday for the Idaho man accused of slapping a 19-month-old baby on a Delta plane in Atlanta has been postponed.

Joe Hundley's case will begin on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. in Atlanta Federal Court,

Hundley faces a charge of simple assault in the Feb. 8 incident. He is accused of slapping Jessica Bennett's son and calling him a racial slur when the boy began to cry as the plane descended.

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Hundley's attorney said that when the suspect boarded the flight in Minneapolis, he had just learned that his son was brain dead, and that he was emotionally distraught when he snapped at the child.

Security guard shoots armed man

Security guard shoots armed man

ATLANTA -- The security guard at a Cleveland Avenue apartment complex shot an armed man in the leg early Wednesday.

It happened at around 1:15 a.m. at the Pavilion Place Apartments.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said the incident began with an argument between the armed man and a woman. Peek said the security guard responded to the argument and got into a scuffle with the man.

When the man pulled a revolver, pointed it at the guard and refused commands to drop the weapon, the guard shot the man in the leg.

The wounded man fled into a nearby wooded area where officers using a tracking dog located him.

The unidentified man was transported to Grady Hospital in stable condition.

Capt. Peek said the shooting remains under investigation.

Thieves use car to smash into Foot Locker

Thieves use car to smash into Foot Locker

ATLANTA -- Burglars used a car to smash into an Atlanta shoe store and steal merchandise early Monday.

The robbery happened shortly before 3 a.m. at the Foot Locker on Metropolitan Parkway.

Atlanta Police dispatchers said the thieves drove a Dodge Intrepid into the front of the store, breaking a window. They got into the store through the broken window.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon said store security video showed the suspects backing the Dodge into the store. About 15 suspects took clothing and shoes before escaping in a getaway car, which appeared to be a dark red Chevrolet pickup truck with a bright light bar on its back end.

The Dodge used in the robbery was reported stolen out of Clayton County, Lyon said. It was found abandoned in the Foot Locker parking lot.

14 year old pistol-whipped

14 year old pistol-whipped

ATLANTA -- A teenager was sent to the hospital after being hit in the face with a gun Wednesday morning.

Atlanta Police dispatchers said the 14-year-old victim, who was not identified, was pistol-whipped in his forehead and eye at the Golf Vista apartment complex on Cleveland Avenue.

He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

There was no immediate word on the teen's condition. Police have not yet named any suspects or said why they believe the victim was assaulted.