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Family trying to make sense of robbery crew shooting that left teen dead

Family trying to make sense of robbery crew shooting that left teen dead

The family of a teenager killed in a robbery and shooting on I-85 is sharing their grief. Police told Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas that they believe they are building a pretty good picture of the events leading up to the death, but for the family of the 16-year-old who died, they aren't sure if they will ever understand it all. Junior Gutierriez, 16, and a man were shot and killed along Indian Trail Road. Police say the two were part of a robbery crew and a would-be victim opened fire. “It was the wrong time and wrong guys,” said Carlos Romero. “We are just trying to stick together in this hard situation. It's not easy to accept it.” Gwinnett County police charged the three surviving members of the crew with murder. They will likely face another murder charge in connection with the death of Erik Vargas, who died hours after the shooting. TRENDING STORIES: Teen charged after allegedly hitting man, 2 kids waiting for school bus 3 more measles cases reported in metro Atlanta Ric Flair says he's ready for UGA vs. Auburn game this weekend Investigators say the three survivors first lied to police, claiming they were the victims of an interstate road rage incident. Through a translator, Gutierriez’s mother, Oralia Guitierrez, told Thomas she didn't know where her son had gone Tuesday night. She said she's been told her son had no idea any robbery was about to happen. “He was just a victim of what was going on,” Oralia Guitierrez said. Police have not said that publicly. Oralia Guitierrez is happy the others now face charges. “They should be responsible and make justice for what's going on because they were in there and it went down,” Oralia Guitierrez said. Gwinnett police are still looking for the shooter. The Gutierrez family has launched a GoFundMe account to try and raise money for funeral expenses.

DeKalb Schools: Student detained after another gun confiscated

DeKalb Schools: Student detained after another gun confiscated

DeKalb County School District officials confiscated another gun from a student, at least the eighth time this year a gun has been found on campus. A parent alerted administrators at Stone Mountain High School that a student had a gun Thursday. Officials said the school resource officer was notified and officials soon located the student and confiscated a gun. They did not specify the type of gun. ”The gun was secured and removed from the student without incident,” officials said. School district officials said Thursday’s was the eighth gun confiscated from inside a school this year. One gun was recovered from a stadium, found in a backpack. During the 2018-2019 school year, seven guns were discovered inside schools. More than a dozen students have been killed at school this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, which advocates for reducing gun violence nationwide. That includes two students killed Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif. Four other students were injured, including the shooter, who officials have said is in grave condition following a self-inflicted gunshot. Metro Atlanta school authorities confiscated nearly 50 handguns and rifles from students on their campuses during the 2018-2019 school year, according to data submitted by the districts to the Georgia Department of Education.

Lyft scooters leaving Atlanta, five other cities in U.S.

Lyft scooters leaving Atlanta, five other cities in U.S.

Lyft is eliminating its scooter operation in Atlanta, nearly a year after the devices were deployed in the city, a spokesperson confirmed Friday in an emailed statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  The electric scooters will leave the city Nov. 22. The company launched in Atlanta Dec. 21, just two days after rival Uber began its own scooter service in the city.  “We’re grateful to our scooter riders in Atlanta as well as our partners in Atlanta city government,” read the statement. “We look forward to continuing to provide riders with other modes of reliable transportation.” The decision comes amid discussions about Atlanta’s regulation of electric scooters. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city. RELATED COVERAGE: City of Atlanta fails to collect $200K in scooter impound fees The Lyft spokesperson said they’re focusing on markets that have the biggest impact. The spokesperson also confirmed the company is eliminating services in five other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville.  Twenty employees are expected to be laid off as a result of the decision.  Lyft is the latest micromobility company to leave Atlanta. Uber’s electric bikes, JUMP e-bikes, left the city in September.  Like Intown Atlanta News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter In other news:

Help the Atlanta Community Food Bank ensure no one goes hungry during the holidays!
Help the Atlanta Community Food Bank ensure no one goes hungry during the holidays!
Help the Atlanta Community Food Bank ensure no one goes hungry during the holidays!
Help the Atlanta Community Food Bank ensure no one goes hungry during the holidays!
Trump upends impeachment hearing with Twitter attack on ex-Ambassador The second day of impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump was thrown off stride on Friday by the President himself, as he went on Twitter and ridiculed the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine as she testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, prompting Democrats to accuse Mr. Trump of blatant witness intimidation. 'As we sit here testifying, the President is attacking you on Twitter,' said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). 'He is smearing you right now as you are testifying,' said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). 'Expect witness tampering to be an article of impeachment,' tweeted Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who left the Republican Party after endorsing an impeachment investigation against the President. The President's tweets came as in the midst of questioning for Marie Yovanovitch, as Democrats swiftly moved to bring Mr. Trump's real time comments into the hearing. 'I mean, I can't speak to what the President is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating,' Yovanovitch said in her impeachment appearance. The President's tweets unexpectedly upended whatever GOP planning had been done for the hearing, forcing Republican lawmakers yet again to answer for the reactions of Mr. Trump, and leading to headlines which clearly took Republicans off script. GOP lawmakers tried their best to steer around Yovanovitch, engaging in no line of questions which had any type of confrontational element during the hearing. Instead, Republicans praised her diplomatic work, noting that she had landed a fellowship at Georgetown University, at the same rate of pay as her ambassadorial post. Democrats mocked that talk. 'It's like a Hallmark movie, you ended up at Georgetown! It's all okay!' said Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) in a sarcastic tone. Democrats returned again and again to the President's tweets during the hearing, accusing him of trying to undermine the impeachment investigation. 'This is another step by the President to intimidate witnesses,' said Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT). 'He didn't intimidate you,' Welch told Yovanovitch. Republicans again did their best to simply say the entire process was a sham. 'The American people know this is nonsense,' said Rep. Chris Stewart. At the end of the hearing, top Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) called the second hearing an 'embarrassment.' But a couple minutes later, members of the public were standing and cheering for Yovanovitch. For a closer look at what went on in the hearing, click on this link for more video.
 
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Trump appeals to ‘forgotten’ black Democrats in Atlanta
Trump appeals to ‘forgotten’ black Democrats in Atlanta
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Lawsuit seeks to prevent Georgia absentee ballot rejections
Lawsuit seeks to prevent Georgia absentee ballot rejections
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Anti-abortion group to display ‘graphic’ images, videos at Georgia universities
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Kemp’s Medicaid plan could pave way for limited expansion in Georgia
Kemp unveils proposals to overhaul Georgia individual health plans
Kemp unveils proposals to overhaul Georgia individual health plans
Georgia lawmaker: Make aiding gender transition of minors a felony
Georgia lawmaker: Make aiding gender transition of minors a felony
Purge of more than 300,000 voter registrations planned in Georgia
Purge of more than 300,000 voter registrations planned in Georgia