National: Crime


Atlanta  |  

Gay men robbed at gunpoint outside Atlanta bars

A trio of masked men pulled guns and robbed a group of gay men in a Midtown parking lot shared by three LGBT bars early Sunday, demanding their wallets and stealing the vehicle of one of the victims.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Gay hookup in DeKalb turns deadly after kidnapping

A trick turned deadly early Sunday in a DeKalb County gas station after a man kidnapped and robbed another man he met for sex, but then the victim shot and killed his apparent assailant in self-defense.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Uber driver threatens gay Atlanta men with gun

Two young men were threatened by an angry, homophobic Uber driver who pulled a gun during a short ride from a gay Atlanta bar to a Buckhead apartment.    READ MORE »


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Man busted for gay sex assaults on UGA students

A 27-year-old Athens man is accused of preying on five male college students – most who attend UGA – and drugging them so he could sexually assault the men, according to an indictment.    READ MORE »


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Lateasha Shuntel’s alleged killer had other Atlanta victims

The Florida woman accused of killing popular Atlanta transgender performer Lateasha Shuntel with a botched injection of industrial grade liquid silicone is also charged with injecting silicone into three other victims in Atlanta.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Woman charged with killing performer Lateasha Shuntel

The woman who allegedly administered a silicone injection to popular Atlanta transgender performer Lateasha Shuntel two days before she died has been charged by federal authorities with killing her.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Accused killer: Gay panic made me shoot Atlanta man

The 17-year-old man accused of killing gay civic activist Barney Simms said he shot the 70-year-old victim twice in the back to defend himself from Simms' sexual advances.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Gay slur left on Gwinnett woman’s home, car

A Gwinnett mom spent Mother's Day on Sunday scrubbing her car, garage door and driveway after vandals spray painted anti-gay slurs that her young son discovered as the family prepared to go to church.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Bond denied for man accused of burning gay men

A Fulton judge denied bond for the 48-year-old man accused of pouring boiling water on a sleeping gay Atlanta couple, which means he’s likely to remain in jail until his trial on 10 felonies related to the attack.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Atlanta man strangles, murders boyfriend in hotel room

A 22-year-old Atlanta man was murdered by his boyfriend, strangled and wrapped in a hotel blanket just days after telling his family that he was concerned that his relationship was in turmoil and his boyfriend was turning more aggressive.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Doubts surface about alleged anti-gay assault

Doubts are beginning to swirl around the account of a gay Atlanta man who said he was attacked, pulled from his wheelchair and beaten in Midtown last week.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Gay man kicked, beaten in Midtown attack

A gay man with cerebral palsy was attacked, pulled out of his wheelchair and beaten in Midtown late Friday by two men who left behind a hateful note signed by the Modern Day KKK.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Police arrest alleged killer of Barney Simms

Just hours after Atlanta police publicly identified the suspected killer of gay civic leader Barney Simms, the agency's fugitive squad arrested him about two miles from the scene of the killing.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Police name suspect in killing of gay civic leader

Atlanta police are on the hunt for a 17-year-old they say is suspected of gunning down and killing gay civic leader Barney Simms in the front yard of his southwest Atlanta home on Saturday.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Police ask for public’s help in murder of gay civic leader

Atlanta police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who shared a meal at Waffle House with a gay civic leader a short time before he was gunned down and killed in the front yard of his home.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Houston man, transgender woman beaten, killed

Two people – including a transgender woman – were beaten with a crow bar or tire iron, shot and killed after being attacked by a group of people late Sunday in Houston.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Gay civic leader shot, killed outside Atlanta home

A prominent gay civic leader, volunteer and neighborhood activist was gunned down in the front yard of his southwest Atlanta home on Saturday, killed by a single bullet before his assailant fled in the victim's Lexus.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Cousin won’t give donations to hate crime victim

A gay Atlanta man severely burned in a homophobic attack now is fighting with a relative who is withholding thousands in donations raised during an online campaign to help pay for his medical expenses.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Lesbian affair at center of Atlanta arson, death?

A doctor who died in a suspected arson at his Atlanta home on Saturday had been arrested twice for domestic violence, the latest coming two days before his death after accusing his wife of having a lesbian affair.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Man indicted for burning gay Atlanta couple

A metro Atlanta man accused of seriously injuring two men by pouring boiling water on them was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury and now faces up to 80 years in prison.    READ MORE »

 
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