Around the Region: Man Commits Suicide in Buckhead, Driver in Fatal Police Chase Identified and Chickens ‘in Various Stages’ Cause Road Closure
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Man Commits Suicide at Buckhead Apartment Complex – Buckhead Patch
A man killed himself Monday morning at luxury apartments on Kingsboro Road, Atlanta police said.
APD spokesperson Kim Jones said that the man was found dead in his apartment at 3443 Kingsboro Road with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Jones said that Zone 2 units received a call shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 20 about a man threatening suicide. She said units arrived at the scene and could not make contact with anyone inside the apartment.
SWAT units and crisis negotiators arrived at the location, and a warrant was obtained to enter the apartment. A robot was sent in, Jones said, and afterward the man was discovered with the gunshot wound.
Driver in Fatal I-75 Chase Identified – East Cobb Patch
Cobb police said Monday that a teenager was behind the wheel of a Cadillac that crashed early Saturday morning after eluding authorities, killing him and another passenger.
Derrick Pritchett, 17, of Stone Mountain, was pronounced dead after being rushed to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, according to Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce.
The other victim is a 16-year-old juvenile whose identity will not be released, Pierce said.
A third male passenger in the car, whose name also has not been released, was reported in serious but stable condition after surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, according to police.
More than 100 Live Chickens Fall off Truck – Cumming Patch
About 150 live chickens crammed into a cage fell off a truck late Monday morning causing authorities to shutdown Matt Highway (SR 369) between Wallace Tatum Road and Whitmire Road in north Forsyth County for awhile.
According to Capt. Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department, many of the chickens in that cage were killed on impact.
"And that's what shut the road down for some time was the fact that the cage fell off the truck and there were chickens in various stages on the highway," said Shivers.