National: Crime


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 »


Atlanta  |  

Missing gay Atlanta man shot, found dead

A gay East Point man missing for weeks was killed, his body discovered near Turner Field in Atlanta after being shot several times in a homicide with links to five people that crisscrosses the state.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Accused killer of LGBT activist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping, strangling and killing a metro Atlanta LGBT activist was in court on Monday, pleading not guilty to the home invasion and homicide last April.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Man attacks gay Atlanta couple with boiling water

Two young gay metro Atlanta men are recovering from serious burns after they were attacked by a disgruntled family friend who poured boiling water on them as they slept.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Police: Athens man preyed on male UGA students

A 27-year-old Athens man already facing charges of sexually assaulting a male UGA student has been arrested again as other victims have come forward to tell police how he preyed on them.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

South Georgia trans woman brutally beaten

A transgender South Georgia woman was brutally beaten, sexually assaulted and hospitalized by three men who attacked her as she met a friend for dinner and socializing.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Police ‘worried’ about missing gay Atlanta man

Friends of a gay East Point man who suddenly disappeared are asking for the public's help as police try to piece together a case that links at least five suspects and several crimes to his truck and credit card.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Charges dropped against man in gay Houston death

The man authorities nabbed as he fled to Canada for the fatal hit-and-run death of a gay Houston man proclaimed his innocence in a jailhouse interview. Turns out, he was right.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Police make arrest in death of gay Houston man

A day after a young gay Houston man was buried, police identified his alleged killer and arrested him in North Dakota as he tried to flee across the border into Canada.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Gay Houston man killed in Montrose hit-and-run

A 23-year-old gay Houston man who called Montrose home for little more than a year was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Friday by a driver who ran a red light on Westheimer.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Killer of gay Houston man released from prison

The convicted killer of a gay Houston man – the last of 10 men still in jail for the 1991 brutal homicide – was released on parole on Wednesday.    READ MORE »


Houston  |  

Porn star charged with killing gay Houston boyfriend

A wealthy gay Houston retiree who was born and raised in Beaumont was allegedly stabbed to death by his boyfriend, who performed in adult films, as the couple planned a move to an upscale condo in Mexico.    READ MORE »

 
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