Fairfield Twp. searching for Walmart shooter

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 2:18 PM


            Fairfield Twp. police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot. The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. Saturday while he was in the driver s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. The suspect fled in a car that was stolen out of Cincinnati on Friday. CONTRIBUTED
Fairfield Twp. police are looking for the suspect who shot a teenager in his leg Saturday after they met up for a drug deal in the Walmart parking lot. The 17-year-old male was shot around 3 p.m. Saturday while he was in the driver s side of a car in the lot, 3201 Princeton Road. The suspect fled in a car that was stolen out of Cincinnati on Friday. CONTRIBUTED

Fairfield Twp. police are continuing their investigation of a drug deal that resulted in a teenager getting shot in the leg Saturday afternoon in a Walmart parking lot.

Capt. Doug Lanier told this news outlet that detectives are working to piece together surveillance video of the parking lot at the Walmart, 3201 Princeton Road. Lanier said detectives have also been in contact with the 17-year-old male and his family in gathering information.

Lanier said the teenager was shot after meeting the suspect for the drug deal in the parking lot. Police said the male then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a shopping cart corral. The victim was taken to West Chester Hospital with non life threatening injuries, Lanier said.

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The suspect was described as a male aged 16 to 19, between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 7 in height and weighed about 135 pounds and has black curly hair and a black goatee. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket and dark sweatpants as he fled the scene on foot.

Police believe he was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off: a red 2007 Toyota Camry with a sunroof reported stolen Friday from Cincinnati with Ohio license plate number 423XVA.

Anyone with any information should call Fairfield Twp. detectives at 513-785-4178, or reach out to CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.

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3-car crash reported on northbound I-675

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:39 PM

UPDATE @7:39 p.m.

Officials said a car merging onto northbound I-675 struck another car.

One person was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.

FIRST REPORT

Crews are responding to a reported 3-vehicle crash on northbound I-675 in Washington Twp.

The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 3, just north of Ohio 725.

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Injuries have been reported.

This story will be updated as additional details become available.

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Girl, 8, crossing street for bus, dies after she was hit by car

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:19 PM

Tluang Tha Men was hit by a car while walking to the bus. (Photo: WSBTV.com)
Tluang Tha Men was hit by a car while walking to the bus. (Photo: WSBTV.com)

Charges are pending for a driver who hit and killed a girl while she was walking to the bus stop with her mother.

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The crash happened at Rays Road and Central Drive in DeKalb County. The mother, Dawt Chin Sung, was holding Tluang Tha Men, 8, in her arms when the car struck them.

Friends and relatives said they're still in shock.

“Everyone is praying for them,” a friend said, asking not to be identified.

Close friends and relatives of Tluang gathered at the little girl’s home in Stone Mountain after they heard the horrible news.

“They hit them at the bus stop,” the friend said.

Authorities said Sung was carrying her daughter to a bus stop at the corner of Rays Road and Central Drive, which is very close to their home.

Police said they were walking in a crosswalk when Ejigayheu H. Tsegaye, 38, hit them.

Witnesses told police the bus driver put out the stop sign arm but the driver went through the green light at the intersection anyway.

The little girl was killed. Her mother was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, police said.

Investigators said they have to recreate the scene and decide if they’re going to charge the driver with a crime or not.

The driver’s relatives said that the mother and daughter were not walking in the crosswalk.

“When the accident happened, the lady, she’s not crossing in the crosswalk, she cross in the road,” the driver’s cousin, Lung Thawng, said.

Police will have the final say and the victim’s relatives said they’ll withhold their judgment pending the outcome of the investigation.

“If the stop sign was up and hit her, that’s a different story. But if the bus stop wasn’t there, I don’t know what to say about that,” the friend said.

Relatives said that the 8-year-old victim leaves behind three sisters, one of whom is a newborn.

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14-year-old Charlotte girl found 5 months after disappearance

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:00 PM

Nakia Williams. (Photo: WSOCTV.com)
Nakia Williams. (Photo: WSOCTV.com)

A 14-year-old Charlotte girl who disappeared five months ago was found in Georgia this week.

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Nakia Williams was last seen Sept. 7, 2017, after leaving her home on Wiegon Lane, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Georgia law enforcement officials were able to confirm Wednesday that she was seen in Emanuel County, Georgia, and that she was possibly staying in Toombs County, Georgia, a neighboring county.

“And I thought I heard something wrong, and I was like, 'What did you say?' And she repeated, 'We found her,'” Shrounda Alston, Nakia’s cousin, said.

Nakia’s mother told Channel 9 that she was found that same day in Lyons, Georgia, which is more than 250 miles away from Charlotte.

“I was just able to wrap my arms around her, and just, we just cried for about five minutes,” Cherise Williams-Stowe, Nakia’s mother, told Channel 9. “We were just so happy to see each other.”

The family received the tip they have been praying for for months.

Family and friends did everything they to find Nakia, including handing out flyers and posting on a Facebook page called “Our missing hearts.”

Williams-Stowe told Channel 9 she still doesn't know the whole story of why Nakia disappeared and what happened in the past five months.

“She said she learned a lot while she was out,” Williams-Stowe said. “She learned it was hard trying to be out there on your own and everybody doesn't love you.”

Many of those questions are still being investigated, but Alston said the family can finally rest knowing Nakia is back home.

“And I had to keep the momentum going for her. I didn't want her to be forgotten,” Alston said.

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Firefighters rescue 12 pets from burning house in Franklin

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

Franklin house fire

UPDATE @6:10 p.m.

Twelve pets, including 11 dogs and 1 bird, were rescued from a house on fire.

Fire crews said when they arrived on scene of the fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane Saturday afternoon, heavy smoke and flames were showing. All the residents were able to make it out safely, but they advised of the 12 pets trapped in the house. 

Crews initially said 10 pets were in the house.

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Fire crews said the pets were scared and didn’t want to be touched, which made rescuing them difficult. It took about 15 minutes to get the 12 pets out of the house, which are safe and weren’t injured, crews said.

The fire is believed to have started in a wall or on a deck. 

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. The home sustained an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damages.

No one was injured.

UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m. 

Firefighters were able to rescue 10 pets from a burning home in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

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Officials said all 10 of the family’s pets were pulled to safety and were not injured after the fire broke out in a home in the 900 block of Turner Lane around 3:25 p.m. 

The residents and firefighters battling the blaze were also not injured. Crews initially reported possible injuries after a man was found on the porch of the home when emergency units first arrived. Those reports were later deemed unfounded, according to investigators. 

The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation, fire officials said.

FIRST REPORT

Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon. 

Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m. 

Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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