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Arrests made in Fayetteville Applebee's murder

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Fayetteville Police say a former Applebee's employee was among two suspects arrested for the murder of restaurant manager Greg Smith.

Now Smith's family is coming to terms with the kind of closure that doesn't make the pain inside go away.


They're seeing Smith's alleged killers behind bars but not getting a chance to see their loved-one ever again.

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Arrest made in fatal Fayette Co. pool party shooting

ATLANTA – Authorities have made an arrest in a fatal shooting at a Fayette County pool party.

According to Fayette County Sheriff's officials, U.S. Marshals arrested 18-year-old Terrence Kyreef Montgomery Jr. on Friday.

Montgomery is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Wali Clanton.

The shooting happened at a home on Highway 279 on June 13. Police said five people, incluing Clanton, were shot while attending a large outdoor pool party.

Teen killed at pool party remembered

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Tributes are pouring in for a teen killed Saturday night in a shooting at a Fayette County pool party.

The shooting happened shortly before midnight in the 600 block of Highway 279. Approximately 200 teenagers attended the get-together.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said the homeowner tried to shut down the party. People cleared out, leaving beer bottles and tire marks all over the lawn. That's when someone pulled out a gun.


"I heard at least 10 to 13 shots," witness Marqes Woods said.

Rick Ross arrested for marijuana charge after traffic stop

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- A traffic stop in Fayette County has led to the arrest of a major rapper.

Fayette County officials said Rick Ross was pulled over along Highway 279 Wednesday on a window tint violation.

Deputies smelled marijuana during the stop and found it in Ross's Bentley leading to a possession charge.


Ross bonded out of jail early Thursday morning. The Fayette County Sherff's Office released his mugshot after midnight.

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Family, district attorney to Applebee's killer: You will be caught

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday morning, just steps away from the place Greg Smith lost his life, his family and friends gathered to make an emotional plea. Standing tearfully around a family spokesperson, their message was simple: if you know anything about Greg's death, please come forward.


"Greg was a loved one. He was a son, an only child," said family spokesperson Jessalyn Dorsey, a cousin of Smith's. "He was a father of a 15-month-old baby that he cared for deeply."

Surveillance video of getaway car used in Applebee's shooting released

FAYETTEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- Authorities have released surveillance photos of the car getaway car involved with the shooting death of an Applebee's manager.

The car in the photos is described as a 2008 tan or silver four-door Chevy Malibu. There were at least two persons of interest in the car, possibly three.


Police said Gregory Smith, 27, was trying to get away from his attacker when he was shot in the back inside his car.

Authorities told 11Alive that the Applebee's manager was first confronted outside his car.

Victim identified, reward offered in Applebee's shooting

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Police have identified the victim of a deadly Fayetteville shooting and the company he worked for plans to offer a reward to find his killer.

Police are investigating after a Applebee's manager Gregory Smith, 27, of College Park was found dead in his car outside the Fayetteville restaurant.

Police said that he was found by his girlfriend around 6:30 a.m. dead in his car with a gunshot wound.

Police said that she went to the restaurant at 792 North Glynn Street to find him when he didn't come home the night before.

Police confirmed that the man was shot and found the bullet entry-point in the driver's side window and shell casings nearby.

Police are now canvasing local businesses for surveillance video that may help the investigation.