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Man accused of killing police detective appears in court

Man accused of killing police detective appears in court

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The family of an officer killed in the line of duty sat in court on Friday as prosecutors laid out their case against the man accused of killing him -- Amanuel Menghesha.

Prosecutors said Fulton County Police Detective Terence Green was gunned down by Menghesha in front of a house in a subdivision near Fairburn while responding to a call on March 4.

Police told the judge at the Fulton County Courthouse that Menghesha wanted to die, but despite the AK-47 in his hand, he could not bring himself to commit suicide. In fact, the only person killed that night was Green.

Green's parents sat in the front row as fellow Fulton County Police Detective Twanesa Howard described the minutes before their son died.

"Detective Green was initially struck in the left upper arm," she said. "There was also a hole in his left shoulder and the left side of his head."

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

Public help sought in Fairburn cold case murder

Public help sought in Fairburn cold case murder

FAIRBURN, GA (WXIA) -- Police are asking for the public's help with an unsolved murder in Fayette County.

A Fairburn woman with cerebral palsy was shot and killed during a burglary more than two years ago.

Betty Brown is still grieving two years and seven months after she lost her granddaughter Denice Roberts in a senseless act of violence.

The two had been inseparable for 44 years, since Denice was born with cerebral palsy.

In August 2012, they came home from running errands and surprised an unknown number of burglars.

As the intruders drove off in a white vehicle, they fired at the two, who were cowering on the front


"She was shot in the left side of the face," Betty said.

Denise died instantly but her memory lives on throughout the house -- her photos, her doll collections, equestrian awards.

Suspect arrested in fatal Union City shooting

Suspect arrested in fatal Union City shooting

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a Union City man Sunday afternoon.

According to Union City Police Detective Gloria Hodgson, Michael Shane Black is being charged with felony murder and and other charges in the death of 43-year-old Benjamin Netherland.

Police say Netherland was shot multiple times at his home on Raymond Terrace at around 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

Black, who authorities say was identified by family members and witnesses as the shooter, was taken into custody at his grandmother's Fairburn home.

Authorities said the motive appears to be an ongoing dispute between Black, who turns 39 on Monday, and Netherland.

Robbers hit GameStop in Union City

Robbers hit GameStop in Union City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Union City Police are looking for two men accused of robbing a local store Thursday morning.

The suspects robbed GameStop in the Shannon Square shopping center on Highway 138 at around 11:30 a.m.

Surveillance cameras inside the store captured images of the suspects. One was a black man wearing a white or light gray Nike hoodie, black jacket, black pants, and white and black sneakers. The other was a black man wearing a gray hooded jacket with orange drawstrings, gray sweatpants with black pockets, and black sneakers with white soles.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Union City Police at 770-964-1333.

Pajama-wearing suspects rob DQ, shoot manager

Pajama-wearing suspects rob DQ, shoot manager

UNION CITY, Ga -- A Dairy Queen manager is hospitalized after being shot during a very violent robbery Wednesday night. Police said he was shot in the leg and will recover, but they are afraid if they don't catch the two gunmen who robbed him, someone else might get killed.

Surveillance video from the restaurant on Roosevelt Highway in Union City shows a very violent robbery. At about 8:30 p.m., the two gunmen stormed into the business and leaped over the counter ordering the manager to open the cash registers.

"He was cooperating, he was doing what they asked and we don't know why they shot him," said Union City Detective Gloria Hodgson.

Hodgson said they rarely see this kind of violence in robberies.

Foot chase in Fulton County, suspect shot

Foot chase in Fulton County, suspect shot

UNION CITY, Ga. -- Fulton County Police confirm one suspect has been shot, and they are still searching for others in the Union City area.

Shots were fired just before noon in south Fulton County. There was a foot chase near Vernier Dr. and Flat Shoals Rd. The chase ended at a home in the 5000 block of Vernier Dr.

A spokesman for the Fulton County Police Department confirmed SWAT was on scene trying to apprehend additional suspects.

Police have asked media to meet at a nearby shopping center for a briefing within the hour. Stay with 11Alive.com for new details.