Patient shot dead by police officer at hospital

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A suicidal man wielding a knife was shot and killed by an officer at Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta VA Medical Center on Clairmont Road in Decatur, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI). The incident occurred on January 29 when 58-year-old John Robert Smith of Decatur arrived at the hospital. Smith was reportedly expressing suicidal ideations upon his arrival. Eric Sherrod, a witness at the scene, stated he saw around …

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Woman sentenced for shooting and killing her neighbor

DECATUR, GA – A Decatur woman has been found guilty of manslaughter in a recent trial held in DeKalb County. She is currently awaiting her sentence. The district attorney’s office confirmed the verdict, which also included two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony against Aziza El-Shair, 41. Originally, El-Shair was facing a murder charge, but court records indicate she was acquitted of this accusation. The incident, a fatal shooting, …

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Plant explosion injures several people in Illinois

DECATUR, IL – An explosion and subsequent fire at an industrial facility in Decatur, Illinois, resulted in multiple injuries on Sunday, according to local authorities. The incident occurred at Archer Daniel Midland Co.’s East Plant, part of the company’s processing complex, around 7:11 p.m. CDT. The exact number of injured employees remains uncertain. Witnesses reported heavy smoke billowing from the northeastern part of the city, a sight that was also captured by weather cameras from …

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