Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Local police say the man refused to surrender and shot himself when trapped by traffic and police in a strip center's parking lot.
UPDATE at 3:53 p.m.: The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has released the identity of the suspect accused of several bank robberies in Michigan who shot himself on Tuesday. The man is identified as Jack David Kaiser, 52, of Las Vegas, who is accused of committing a string of bank robberies in Michigan before committing suicide in Alpharetta. ORIGINAL STORY A bank robbery suspect wanted in Michigan is dead after Alpharetta police say the man shot himself rather than surrender to police. Alpharetta's 911 center got a call from St. Claire, MI, police saying they were tracking a suspect by his cell phone as he drove south from Forsyth County into Alpharetta, according to George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Alpharetta police discovered information leading them to believe that the Marietta man who died in a shootout with police after he shot an officer may have had an explosive device at his home.
Alpharetta police, the GBI, Marietta Police and the Cobb County police "bomb squad" are searching the home of the Marietta man killed Friday night after a high-speed chase that started when he shot an Alpharetta officer five times. See Also: Alpharetta Cop Shot Five Times; Suspect's Identity Released The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety recently developed information that Friday’s suspect in our shooting incident, may have had an explosive device in his Marietta residence," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in a release this afternoon. Search for these types of devices is standard procedure in searches for homes. A search warrant was being executed at the Marietta residence of Curtis Hicks…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
As U.S. Marshals closed in on Shane Woods in another state, he returned to Georgia and was captured.
U.S. Marshals captured a suspect in an Alpharetta fatal shooting in DeKalb County. Shane Demetrice Woods was captured at 7:30 p.m. on March 12 by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Squad. Woods was found hiding at a residence in DeKalb County. The U.S. Marshals made the arrest with the assistance of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. Zachary Rose, 22, died after being shot in the lower abdomen during an incident on Whitestone Ridge at Stoneridge subdivision on Jan. 28. Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon said Rose was shot and killed while answering the front door of a townhouse in Stoneridge. Sandy Springs police helped capture Jerad Terel Owens, 22, at mid-afternoon on Jan. 30. He was charged with …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of a Canton man at an Alpharetta townhome.
Alpharetta detectives believe a murder suspect is hiding in the metro Atlanta area, but they've been unable to find him. So the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has renewed its call and an offer of a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Shane Demetrice Woods. Woods is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Zachary Rose, 22, of Canton, on Jan. 25. Rose was visiting a friend at the Stoneridge townhome subdivision in Alpharetta when someone knocked on the door. After the door was answered, Rose was shot in the lower abdomen. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Alpharetta police captured someone they believe was an accomplice to Woods in Sandy Springs, but have had no luck in …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here are some headlines from around the region.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Acworth Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash - Acworth Patch The Cobb County Police Department has identified the motorcyclist killed Tuesday night when he struck a concrete retaining wall on Cheatham Road between Deer Valley Drive and Old Stilesboro Road in Acworth. Investigators suspect that excessive speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash that killed Scott Finnell, who apparently lost control of a black 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glide while riding southbound on Cheatham Road at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Visit Acworth Patch for more on this story. Armed Suspect Tasered, Fatally Shot By Police In Buford - Buford Patch A man was tased and fatally …