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Man shot, killed with children in car in possible case of road rage

A man was shot and killed early Thursday in a possible case of road rage in Georgia, police said.

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Investigators were at the entrance of the Brighton Village subdivision in Dekalb County on Thursday morning, where the man’s body was found in a car after at least three shots were fired.

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office was at the scene, Lt. Mark Lavigne said.

According to police, the victim’s two children and two other adults were in the car at the time of the fatal 4 a.m. shooting.

One of the adults in the car was the victim’s wife, WSBTV reported

The victim’s relation to the other adult in the car was not immediately known.

No one else was injured.

It was not immediately clear whether the incident was related to a pair of random shootings that injured two drivers in southwest Atlanta earlier Thursday.

>> On AJC.com: 2 drivers shot in separate incidents just miles apart

“We will definitely be looking into that,” Lavigne said.

Police continued to investigate the shooting Thursday.

Marco Rubio faces a tough crowd during CNN's town hall for gun reform

During CNN’s Wednesday night town hall with Florida lawmakers, survivors of last week’s high school shooting and members of the NRA, Sen. Marco Rubio attempted to explain why a ban on assault rifles wouldn’t have prevented the tragedy, and the audience’s reaction was not quite what he was hoping for.

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While explaining what a ban on assault rifles would do, the Republican senator from Florida said to ensure no one would “get around it.”

“You would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle that’s sold in America.” A surprised Rubio, who appeared to have been hoping to convince the audience against such an idea, was met with a solid 10 seconds of applause that overwhelmed the room.

“Fair enough, fair enough,” the senator said as the cheers died down.

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The moment came just after a grieving father called Rubio’s reaction to the mass shooting “pathetically weak” and asked whether the senator would support banning assault rifles like Nikolas Cruz’s AR-15 in order to save the lives of children.

“It’s too easy to get. It is a weapon of war,” the father emotionally said. “The fact that you can’t stand with everybody else in this building and say that, I’m sorry.”

A flustered Rubio assured him, “I do believe what you’re saying is true,” before launching into his argument against an assault rifles ban.

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CNN’s town hall follows last week’s shooting at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School where gunman Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people and injured over a dozen more. In the time since, many of the school’s surviving students have been commanding public attention and demanding a conversation about gun reform in the United States.

Photos: 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Day 14

Check out some memorable moments from Day 14 of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Prison officials say Georgia inmate died of apparent suicide

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Corrections officials in Georgia say they're investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate.

The Georgia Department of Corrections said in news release Thursday that corrections officers found inmate Joel Domingues unresponsive in his cell at Valdosta State Prison around 6:40 p.m. on Feb. 15.

The agency says prison medical staff tried unsuccessfully to revive him and a coroner pronounced him dead around 7:10 p.m.

The agency is investigating, which is standard procedure when an inmate dies in custody.

Domingues was sentenced in 2001 to serve life in prison after he was convicted of murder in DeKalb County.

Corrections officials have previously said that three Georgia inmates died by apparent suicide in January and one other in February, bringing the total to five so far this year.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Midday' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Midday" game were:

6-6-7

(six, six, seven)

Father used shovel to beat, kill 5-year-old son, police say

Police are releasing disturbing new details in the killing of a 5-year-old boy. 

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington learned 25-year-old Montrais Boyd used a shovel to hit and kill his son in DeKalb County on Wednesday. Boyd then allegedly buried the boy.

Boyd will be charged with murder. 

We're working to learn about the moments leading up to the boy's death, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4

Investigators said the boy lived in a Decatur home with his grandmother. 

The boy’s parents recently drove to Georgia from California, police said.

Neighbors were stunned to learn the boy was found dead after he was left alone with his father and three siblings.

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"It's crazy, especially when you see the children walk up and down the street every day," one neighbor told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.

Disturbing update: Police tell me the father, Montrais Boyd, beat his son to death with a shovel and then buried the 5 year old in the backyard. He is being charged with murder.@wsbtv @DeKalbCountyPD pic.twitter.com/1ku4VvR44C — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) February 22, 2018

Father used shovel to beat, kill 5-year-old son, police say

Police are releasing disturbing new details in the killing of a 5-year-old boy. 

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington learned 25-year-old Montrais Boyd used a shovel to hit and kill his son in DeKalb County on Wednesday. Boyd then allegedly buried the boy.

Boyd will be charged with murder. 

We're working to learn about the moments leading up to the boy's death, on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4

Investigators said the boy lived in a Decatur home with his grandmother. 

The boy’s parents recently drove to Georgia from California, police said.

Neighbors were stunned to learn the boy was found dead after he was left alone with his father and three siblings.

TRENDING STORIES:

Man shot, killed in car in front of his children and wife Father intentionally killed his 5-year-old son, police say Among the cast of 'Black Panther' is a 91-year-old Atlanta actress

"It's crazy, especially when you see the children walk up and down the street every day," one neighbor told Channel 2’s Carl Willis.

Disturbing update: Police tell me the father, Montrais Boyd, beat his son to death with a shovel and then buried the 5 year old in the backyard. He is being charged with murder.@wsbtv @DeKalbCountyPD pic.twitter.com/1ku4VvR44C — Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) February 22, 2018

Cartoonist shares heartbreaking drawing in wake of the Florida school shooting

As people around the nation are grappling with the Feb. 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida, one artist’s work is as heartbreaking as is it is healing.

Pia Guerra opened up about the moment she knew she had to memorialize at least one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims in her unique way.

>> PHOTOS: Remembering Parkland Florida school shooting victims

“It’s not often that an image pops in your brain and you feel a lump in your throat,” Guerra told The Washington Post. “I need to get this down before time dilutes it,” she recalled thinking in the early morning as she got the idea to create a sketch in honor of fallen hero Aaron Feis.

When the shooting started last Wednesday, Feis — a school security guard as well as assistant football coach — reportedly stepped between the shooter and students, taking bullets in the act. He was reportedly hospitalized before dying from his wounds.

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In Guerra's sketch, titled “Hero’s Welcome," a girl is taking Feis’ hand to lead him back to a crowd of people as she says, “Come on Mister Feis! So many of us want to meet you!”

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Although she considers herself an atheist and said the image isn’t meant to represent “angels and heaven,” Guerra, 46, wanted to capture the idea that “all these brave, beautiful, vibrant people should still be with us.”

“Wherever all these wonderful people are, they’re not here,” she told the Post. Guerra reportedly wanted to visually portray the sheer number of people lost in mass school shootings, while also leaving the image open for people to find their own meanings.

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“This is who they are. This is all that we lost,” she said, adding, “When you leave something open enough to interpretation, more people can find something in it.”

Although most people have been touched, Guerra’s tribute has drawn some ire from people who think she did not well-represent the various races of all those who died in mass shootings, rather than just white people.

“That was a direct result of rushing and not paying more attention to the makeup of the crowd, and maybe making a point about how these things always seem to happen in white suburbia and totally mucking it up,” Guerra said, promising to “do better.”

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In the past, Guerra has used her cartoons to vent, but this one was especially “emotional.” She plans on creating more of these works relating to the shooting, and encourages more people to remain involved in its aftermath.

“It’s more emotional, it’s more personal … a gut reaction,” she said. “This is a whole other level.”

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She added: “We should be engaged in this. We should use our voices … whatever it is we have to amplify what’s important to us.”

Feis was one of three faculty members and 14 students killed on Valentine’s Day when authorities said former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire on his high school with an AR-15. He was arrested following the shooting and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He is currently being held without bond.

(H/T Indy 100)

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