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Henry County man critical after being hit by train


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County officials are investigating and medical crews working feverishly after a man was struck by a train, Saturday afternoon.

First responders were dispatched to the scene around 4 p.m. where a 31-year-old white male was hit near Valley Hill Road and East Atlanta Road in Stockbridge, Ga.

Officials said he was walking the tracks when he was struck by the train and airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Officlas from both CSX and Norfolk Southern railroad companies are on the scene as well.


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Homeowner shoots burglar


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Police say they won't charge a homeowner who shot a burglar outside his home Tuesday night.

The suspect was caught trying to steal items from the homeowner's boat and shed.

Henry County Police said they responded to the home on Leigh Drive in Ellenwood at around 11:30 p.m. They said it was the second time the homeowner was burglarized.

The homeowner, who was not identified, came home from work and his dog alerted him to a burglar a car port where he stored his boat. Police said at some point, while holding the suspect at gunpoint, the homeowner shot him in the stomach.

Several residents said they have been victimized by thieves in the past and they backed their neighbor's actions.

Henry County homeowner shoots burglary suspect


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A burglary suspect is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after being shot by a Henry County homeowner.

The shooting happened at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on Leigh Drive in the Ellenwood area.

Henry County Police Lt. Joey Smith said the homeowner returned from work to find his shed being burglarized. The victim keeps a boat in the shed. He told police his dog alerted him to the structure's open door.

The homeowner went into the shed and found a man trying to take items. Smith said the victim tried to detain the suspect at gunpoint; at some point, the suspect was shot in the abdomen.

The suspect has not yet been identified. Smith said the man will be charged with burglary and entering auto.

Arrest made in May shooting near local high school


McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Police made an arrest, Wednesday, in the May 13 shooting near Eagles Landing High School.

Detectives of the Henry County Police Department's criminal investigation division and agents of the Criminal Apprehension Gange Enforcement (CAGE) Unit apprehended Jahmal Holman who was wanted out of Henry County for aggravated assault.

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The warrant was in response to a shooting that occurred in a wooded area near Eagles Landing High School.

Investigation revealed that Holman was in the area of 7200 Davidson Parkway in Stockbridge, Ga. which is in Clayton County.

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Man charged with shooting wife in the neck


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A Henry County man is in jail Monday morning after being charged with shooting his wife during an argument.

Henry County Police were dispatched at around midnight to a home in the 150 block of Cottonbelle Drive near Stockbridge. When they arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her neck.

Police determined the victim and her husband, 51-year-old Mack Weaver, were arguing. Weaver was holding a handgun, which discharged.

Weaver was charged with aggravated assault and booked in the Henry County Jail.

The victim is in stable condition at Atlanta Medical Center.

Two Henry Co. neighborhoods under rabies alert


STOCKBRIDGE, Ga -- Two Henry County neighborhoods are under rabies alerts after a recent outbreak.

The two cases happened within the last week and in one case, eight members of a family have to undergo rabies treatment.

Henry County Animal Control officials said there have been four rabies cases since February, which is unusual.

"Normally I start receiving these type of cases around late June or early July," said Rabies Control Officer Vince Farah.

The latest case happened in Stockbridge on Tuesday when a dead cat tested positive for rabies. It was Walter and Shannon McElreath's cat. They live in the Carriage Trace neighborhood.

Suspect ID'd in Eagles Landing HS shooting


MCDONOUGH, Ga. – Henry County Police have identified the suspect who reportedly shot someone on the property of Eagle's Landing High School late Wednesday.

Jahmal Deshad "Benji" Holman, 20, is charged with aggravated assault. He is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 130 pounds, and may have tattoos on his face. Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

According to Henry County Schools spokesperson John Hardin, the shooting happened at the back of the Eagles Landing High property. A person suffered a minor injury in the shooting.

Neither the shooter nor the victim were students of the school, Hardin said.

Hardin said school officials are "taking proactive steps in the surrounding area to ensure the safety and security of our campus."