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Chamblee school bans backpacks after threats

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — A school in Chamblee is imposing a week-long ban on backpacks after anonymous threats were made toward the school, administration says.

Firefighters rescue elderly man from Chamblee house fire


Two others were also able to escape from the home and were waiting outside when officials arrived. They were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to the Assistant Fire Chief, all three victims are elderly and were likely living in the home together.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Please check back often for updates.

Man shot after being followed from Kroger, attacked

DUNWOODY, Ga — Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for two suspects they say shot a man after they followed the victim home and attacked him in the driveway.

Chamblee Police said the victim had been followed from the Georgetown Kroger in Dunwoody by a dark-colored truck to a residence in the 2000 block of Longview Way. Police said the victim tried to fight the two suspects off but was shot. Investigators responded to the residence where they found the victim injured from a bullet that went through both legs. The victim was transported to Grady Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.


Police search for man accused of killing stepson on Thanksgiving

CHAMBLEE, Ga. – Police are searching for a man accused of killing his stepson after a Thanksgiving Day argument.

Authorities say Cristino Ramos-Santos shot 16-year-old Andres Arias in an apartment complex parking lot Thursday night.

“My brother was just trying to protect my little brother. He was trying to save him because he was trying to take him away from us,” Arias said. “He tried to fight my mom too. My brother got in-between them, and he pushed him away. My brother -- he always tries to be the brave one -- and then my stepdad went and took the gun and shot him four times."

Massive fire at Bombay Grill in Chamblee


CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Investigators are working to determine what sparked a massive fire at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday morning. 

An interstate driver saw smoke coming from the are around Savory Road and called 911. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the Bombay Grill. According to DeKalb County Fire and Rescue, firefighters made an aggressive interior attack. Eventually, they backed out and allowed ladder trucks to pour water on the massive fire. 

Investigators tell 11Alive News there was a Bar Mitzvah at the location Saturday night, but no one was in the building when the fire broke out Sunday morning. No one was injured in the fire. 

Police find missing child with disability after Chamblee search

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Police have confirmed a child is safe at home with his mother, Wednesday, after he ran away from home.

Police said 12-year-old Jaher Mejia ran out of his home at about 3:30 p.m. and had not been seen since.

The announcement that he was found was released just before 11:30 p.m.

Woman roaming hallways prompts lockdown at Chamblee High

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A woman was arrested after roaming the hallways of Chamblee High School on Wednesday.

The school was placed on lockdown after the woman was spotted on surveillance camera.

An official with the DeKalb County School District said no one knew who the woman was... but say she approached a teacher while holding handcuffs, and asked for a different teacher by name.