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Sketch released of suspect in Sandy Springs murder


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – .Sandy Springs police say a man was shot to death Thursday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to a call of multiple shots fired at the Azalea Park apartment community on 3 Cedar Run around 4 p.m.

A man with at least one gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified late Thursday as 22-year-old Ricardo Hernandez Ovalle of Alpharetta.

Police continued to search the complex for the suspected gunman, who they described as a Hispanic man.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined.

Missing Sandy Springs man found in Atlanta

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A missing Sandy Springs man has been found safe in Atlanta.

Police said 65-year-old Alfred Deboest left the Golden Living Center on Meridian Mark Road just after 7 p.m. Tuesday. He took a taxi to MARTA's Medical Center station, then rode the train south to the Arts Center station.

Deboest was last seen leaving the Arts Center station and walking toward Peachtree Street.

Wednesday afternoon, Sandy Springs Police announced Deboest had been found. The Mattie's Call issued for him was canceled.

VIDEO: 2 children jump from window to escape fire

SANDY SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) -- Dramatic video shows two young women jump to safety from a fire at a Sandy Springs apartment Tuesday.

The fire was at the Morgan's Landing Apartments off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

Office creeper strikes in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police are looking for the man accused of stealing two wallets from secured offices.

The so-called "office creeper" struck July 1 at the office complex at 5775 Glenridge Drive.

One victim told investigators she returned to her work station and noticed her purse had been moved. Her wallet was missing; it contained credit and debit cards, gift cards and a checkbook, according to a police report.

A second woman also reported a moved purse and missing wallet, which held credit and debit cards, gift cards and about $75 in cash.

Both victims received reports that someone used their stolen credit and debit cards. At least one purchase was made at a Chevron gas station on Boulevard in northeast Atlanta.

Ballistic vest donated to Sandy Springs K-9

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A Sandy Springs K-9 Police officer is a lot safer after getting a brand new ballistic vest.

Officer Django received the bullet and stab-proof vest from the non-profit "Vested Interest in K-9's" and Cumming resident Joe Raddack. The two partnered together to provide Django with the new $950 vest.

Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s has provided more than 1,500 law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests since 2009.


Cigarette blamed in Sandy Springs apartment fire

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Investigators say a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed 12 units of a Sandy Springs apartment on Tuesday.

The fire at the Morgan's Landing Apartments left nearly 30 people without a home. Two children were injured after being forced to jump from third-story window to escape the flames. (WATCH THE VIDEO)

Sandy Springs fire victims cope with loss


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Nearly 30 people from 11 families are coping with losing everything they own after Tuesday'sfire at a building in the Morgan's Landing Apartments in Sandy Springs.

"Our house was on fire," said Minoo Hauck, 3, after returning with her mother, Nadia, and her two year old brother to see if they could recover anything from their top floor apartment.