Telfair County teen killed in shooting was robbery suspect
The GBI says three teens tried to rob the house, and the homeowner fatally shot one of them

LUMBER CITY, Ga. — A Telfair County teen died over the weekend, days after he was shot during an attempted robbery in Lumber City.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, they were requested by police around 11 p.m. Thursday to help with a shooting investigation.

When they got to the scene, the initial investigation showed an attempted armed robbery at the home.

The GBI later said the homeowner confronted the three alleged robbers and shot one of them.

On Friday, two of the suspects – 19-year-old Ulysses McMillan and LaKyle Harris, were charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

The teen who was shot, 16-year-old Santana Joyner, died around 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Health Hospital in Savannah.


Man killed in exchange of gunfire in Akron in apparent robbery-gone-wrong

Yes. Wrong for the robber.

Akron police are investigating the shooting death Sunday night of man found on a city sidewalk in what appears to be a failed robbery.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday afternoon that 22-year-old Jontae Alexander died in the incident.

He was shot multiple times after apparently using a gun to rob another man on in the 600 block of South Rhodes Avenue, according to Akron police.

The examiner’s office said an autopsy revealed that Alexander died of a gunshot wound to the torso. He was also shot in the leg.

The other man, 27, had non-life threatening gun wounds to an arm and torso, police said.

The man told police he was walking on Rhodes when Alexander brandished a gun at him and demanded money.

The man told police that the attempted robber became distracted and at that time the victim pulled out his own gun and shot Alexander, who then returned fire.

Residents in the area heard the gunfire and called 911.

The man with the non-life-threatening injuries was taken by paramedics to Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

Police said they found Alexander on a nearby sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General, where he died in the emergency room at 11:06 p.m.


Burglary suspect nabbed after Carlsbad resident fires warning shot

Uncle Joe’s advise was not to be taken, literally or any other way.

A man suspected of breaking into two Carlsbad homes early Saturday was arrested after a third potential victim fired a warning gunshot into the air, police said.

The first burglary occurred about 12:30 a.m. on Paseo Frontera, in a neighborhood northwest of Alga Road and Melrose Drive. The suspect entered the house and touched the male resident while he slept, police said. The victim woke up to find the intruder in his bedroom, and the burglar fled.

Police got another report of a break-in at 1:12 a.m. on Unicornio Street. The residents awoke to find the suspect inside, and he fled when confronted.

At a third home on Xana Way, a resident saw the suspect trying to enter. The resident confronted the burglar through a window, causing the suspect to run away. The resident then stepped outside and fired a warning shot into the air, police said.

Officers were already in the neighborhood investigating the other burglary reports and they rushed to the Xana Way home after hearing the gunshot.

Police found Esparza Alan Arias, 26, of Los Angeles hiding behind a nearby vehicle. He was arrested on charges of burglary, attempted burglary, sexual battery, methamphetamine possession and being under the influence of drugs.

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