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Officer shoots boy, 13, during burglary


JONESBORO, GA. — A Clayton County police officer shot an armed 13-year-old boy after responding to a burglary.

The shooting happened before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Bonanza Church Road. Police say several people were burglarizing a home in the area, but scattered when officers appeared.

Clayton County Police Chief Greg Porter said the suspect pointed a weapon at the officer before the shooting. The officer shot the boy in the head. His condition was unavailable late Wednesday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

Man gets 10 years for 2 DUI deaths

COLUMBIA — A former Army reserve soldier has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 2009 wreck that killed two Allen University students in Columbia.

Thirty-year-old Jabari Harding pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of reckless homicide.

Harding had pleaded guilty last year to three counts of felony drunken driving, but was allowed to withdraw that plea.

Defense attorney James Ervin says the new plea agreement is what he called an “adequate disposition” of the wreck.

Jerry Blandin and Courtney Williams were killed in the wreck. A third student suffered serious injuries.

Police say Harding’s blood alcohol level was .08 percent, the legal limit.



Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:44

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