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Police ID officer involved in fatal shooting of unarmed naked man

Police ID officer involved in fatal shooting of unarmed naked man

DEKALB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – A DeKalb County police officer shot and killed a naked, unarmed man at an apartment complex Monday afternoon.

It happened in the parking lot at the Heights at Chamblee complex in the 3000 block of Chamblee Tucker Road.

Exactly what happened in the parking lot is not being debated. The stories from police and witnesses are consistent. What an investigation – led by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation – will determine is if the DeKalb County police officer was justified in shooting the man.

Police were called to the Heights apartments by a 911 caller who said a suspicious man was running through the complex.

"The caller reported a male acting deranged, knocking on doors and crawling around on the ground naked," said DeKalb County Police Chief Dr. Cedric Alexander in a Monday afternoon news conference.

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Pipe bursts at DeKalb middle school

Pipe bursts at DeKalb middle school

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The cold weather that plagued metro Atlanta this week is keeping maintenance crews scrambling both outside and inside buildings.

DeKalb County had problems with pipes bursting, including inside a school.

A spokesman for DeKalb County Schools said a pipe that cleans the heating unit at Henderson Middle School in Chamblee burst early Thursday morning. The pipe was repaired and the entire mess was cleaned up before classes started, but some parents still opted to keep their children home because of the smell.

As the spokesman put it, pipes bursting is one of the problems that comes with extremely cold weather.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Chamblee police: Missing 11-year-old boy found safe


CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Authorities in Chamblee said late Thursday that the missing 11-year-old boy was found safe and sound.

According to the boy's mother, he had come home from school and was locked out of his home. He left his book bag and musical instrument on the porch and left.