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Prosecutor affirms plan to seek death penalty for Atlanta shooter, cites ‘complete support’ from families

Atlanta shooter might get death penalty

Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis has affirmed her intention to seek the death penalty for Robert Aaron Long, the man who shot eight people to death — including six Asian women — in three spas in the Atlanta area earlier this year.

The latest: Long, 22, appeared at the Fulton County Superior Court on Monday for charges involving four of the eight deceased victims. These crimes include murder, aggravated assault and domestic terrorism, the Associated Press reported.

Gay Asian man who fell into a coma after brutal attack is making ‘tremendous progress’ in recovery

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A gay Asian man who fell into a coma following a brutal attack in Atlanta last month, is now making “tremendous progress” in his recovery.

Courageous recovery: Joshua Dowd, 28, had a very active day on Saturday as he tried to move his head, both of his arms and his legs following the incident, according to the recent update on his GoFundMe page.

GoFundMe created for gay Asian man in coma after being brutally assaulted in Atlanta

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The Atlanta Police Department is investigating the case of a gay man who was found with a serious head injury on train tracks in the Lindbergh area of Buckhead early morning on July 11.

At the scene: Police were alerted to the 2100 block of Piedmont Road where someone saw Joshua Dowd, 28, alone and barely breathing as he laid on the train tracks with his head bleeding, reported CBS46.

Atlanta Shooter Indicted on Murder Charges, Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty

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Robert Aaron Long, the suspect in the March shootings in the Atlanta region has been indicted on murder charges, and a prosecutor filed to seek the death penalty and hate crime charges. 

About the indictment: A Fulton County grand jury indicted the 22-year-old in the killings of Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant and Yong Ae Yue, at the spas in Atlanta.

Atlanta Officer, Elderly Homeless Man Share Deep Bond Since Before Pandemic

An officer from the Atlanta Police Department developed a bond with a homeless man that began before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Melina Lim, 25, was on her daily routine of checking up on businesses around northwest Atlanta shortly before the pandemic hit, when she saw Jawee Bilal Faheem, 61, who goes by the name “Doc,” holding a sign on the side of the road, according to 11Alive.

AAPI Community Holds Funeral For Atlanta Shooting Victim With No Friends, Family in US

The AAPI community gathered on Sunday for a funeral honoring Daoyou Feng, a victim of the March shooting in Atlanta, who didn’t have any close friends or family in the U.S. 

Dr. Charles Li, a founder of the Atlanta Chinese American Alliance (ACAA) which organized the funeral via a GoFundMe campaign, said that around 100 mourners attended the service. 

Husband of Atlanta Victim Soon Chung Park Tried to Perform CPR While Police Stood By

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The husband of Soon Chung Park, 74, was reportedly at the crime scene of the shooting in Atlanta that occurred last week, just minutes after his wife’s death.

Believing she had only fainted, Gwangho Lee, 38, attempted to resuscitate his wife using CPR, as the only officer on the scene was “just standing there,” he said in an interview with the Daily Beast