Monday, April 22, 2013
The suspect kept advancing on the Gwinnett officer instead of complying to demands of dropping his weapon at a Norcross-area apartment complex Monday morning, according to police. The man died later from his injury and has been identified.
Police have released the identity of a home invasion suspect who was shot and killed by an officer Monday morning in unincorporated Norcross. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter, the suspect was 24-year-old Eric Andrews, of Atlanta. He died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. When police responded to an armed robbery call at Woodland Ridge Apartments off Tree Trail Parkway arodun 7:35 a.m., they found Andrews exiting through the back door while holding a tire iron. The officer told him multiple times to stop and drop the weapon, but Andrews refused and began to advance toward the officer. The officer backed up around the side of the apartment to avoid being hit, but Andrews only continued to move toward …
The suspect was shot by police after entering a home in Woodland Ridge Apartments.
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Monday, April 22
Update, Monday 5:35 p.m.: This story has been updated to include more details on the officer-involved shooting and the suspect's identity. Click here for the full story. ---- Update, Monday 10:50 a.m.: Cpl. Edwin Ritter of Gwinnett County Police said authorities received a call about the home invasion around 7:30 a.m. and arrived on scene at 7:35 a.m. The two kids in the apartment are pre-teens. Crime scene unit investigators and homicide investigators have gathered evidence at the home, which is in building three at the front of the apartment complex. Members of the district attorney's office also were at the scene. There are multiple witnesses, added Ritter. It's not clear if the suspect took anything. There's no information on the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: After police found him at the scene of the crime, the 15-year-old admitted to police that he and three other men forced their way through the Norcross-area residence.
A 15-year-old Norcross teen was arrested late one Friday in connection to robbing a home in the area. According to the Gwinnett Police report, officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Treehouse Parkway in unincorporated Norcross after receiving a call of a robbery in progress. Police found one woman and two men in the living room, and another person was walking toward an officer in the hallway. The woman, 42, and one of the men, 33, in the living room were both residents of the home. The other man in the living room, 24, was visiting. The person walking in the hallway, the 15-year-old, was part of the robbing crew, the residents told police. Police spoke with the minor, who confessed that he and three friends had come to the apartment…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Inside the Police Reports: Three women told Norcross Police they were robbed in their Western Hills Drive home last Saturday night.
The victim of a Norcross home invasion reported that one of the suspects put a gun against her infant's head during his demands for money. According to the Norcross Police report, the incident occurred around 10 p.m. last Saturday, Dec. 29, on the 5900 block of Western Hills Drive near North Norcross Tucker Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard. Police arrived on scene to three women and one baby in hysterics in the living room. The woman with the infant told police that she was in the back bedroom when she heard someone knocking at the front door. After a few knocks, the front door was forced opened, causing one side of the door trim to break off, and three men with guns came into the home. While two of the men stayed in the living room, the …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Federal prosecutors said Jackson's reputation as a drug dealer caused the death of his son during a February home invasion in Norcross.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Nicholas Jackson Sr., the father of the slain Norcross teen who was fatally shot during a February home invasion, faces a minimum 10-year prison sentence if he's convicted for his drug charges, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a judge refused to release Jackson from jail Friday after being arrested earlier this month for being a part of an alleged drug ring. Because of the investigation, prosecutors believe Jackson was involved in a Mexican distributing network for cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in the Atlanta area, according to the AJC. Assistant U.S. Attorney Skye Davis said Jackson poses a flight risk and he is a danger to society considering his alleged drug dealing and criminal history…
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Inside the Police Reports: The week before a pizza delivery man was robbed, a home invasion was reported in the same apartment complex.
Two armed robberies were reported at Las Colinas Apartments last month. On May 26, Norcross Police arrested two men for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery man at the complex off Lia Hills Drive and Brook Hollow Parkway. A week before on May 18, a family of seven reported that three men had robbed them, too. According to the Norcross Police report, officers arrived at the scene around 10:35 p.m., 10 minutes after the incident allegedly occurred. One of the victims told police that three men had kicked in their front door, entered their apartment and ordered everyone go to the back of the home. Two of the suspects roamed the apartment while the other stood watch at the front door. Armed with pistols, the two men in the home started demanding…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A man living off Marshes Glenn Drive said three masked men came into his home on a Sunday night.
A man living in a Mitchell Road neighborhood was the victim of an alleged home invasion last month. According to the police report, the incident occurred around 10:50 p.m. on a Sunday in late April. The man, residing on the 1900 block of Marshes Glenn Drive, told Norcross Police that he had been sleeping when he heard his door being forced opened. The victim said a man entered the home and pointed a handgun at the homeowner. He demanded him to lay down on the floor, and another man came in to tie the victim's hands with a shoelace. The victim's head was also covered with a shirt. The first suspect asked the victim where the drugs were, to which the homeowner said he didn't know of any drugs. The victim told police that he could hear …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A heavily injured man said two men took $2,500 from him.
A local man was allegedly beaten and robbed of $2,500 in his own apartment last week. According to the Gwinnett County Police report, a police officer was doing a routine check at an apartment complex on the 5700 block of Singleton Road at 3 a.m. Feb. 27. While on the check, he saw a man came running through the complex's parking lot with blood all over him. The man, 36, told the officer how he had been drinking alone in his apartment when two men came knocking on the door around 1:45 a.m. that Monday. He didn't recognize them, he told police, but he opened the door. They pushed their way through the apartment and knocked him down. While down, the men punched and kicked the victim and also struck him in the face many times, says the police…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Connection between suspects still unclear. The incident does not appear to be gang-related, according to police.
Norcross Police are still searching for answers in last night’s home invasion that resulted in the shooting and death of 15-year-old Norcross High School student Nick Jackson II. Norcross Police Chief Warren Summers offered an update on the investigation Friday afternoon. Police now know that several shots were fired from multiple weapons when the home on the 300 block of Autry Street was invaded before 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Jackson’s sister, Nikia, who was home at the time of the invasion, provided police with critical information that led to the suspects’ arrest just minutes after police were called to the scene. She clearly described the men and the car they were driving, according to the chief. Norcross Police caught up with the van at …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Local resident and security expert offers these important tips for homeowners.
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- Bob Ballagh
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Editor's Note: After a recent daytime break in attempt in his Peachtree Corners home, Bob Ballagh, who is is a security consultant, offers some important tips for every homeowner. Fortunately for Bob and his family, a neighbor noticed broken glass in a back door and called ADT who dispatched the Gwinnett Police while another neighbor heard the alarm and walked over to investigate. Watchful neighbors go a long way in keeping a neighborhood safe. He offers the following security advice: As many of you know, I spent the last 10 years as a security director for a nearby company, and would like to offer these tips. 1. Do a risk analysis of your home. We did this during construction, and it paid off with the alarm system that we installed and …