ATLANTA — Police at the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating a pair of robberies, telling students in a crime alert that one suspect is described as 12 to 13 years old.
Georgia Tech police say a student reported that a white minivan pulled up to him as he walked on Ferst Drive Northwest near Cherry Street Northwest Wednesday night. Police said a passenger in the van got out, showed a handgun and demanded the student’s property.
COLUMBIA— An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn’t issue a driver’s license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A suspect was killed and a Greenville officer was hurt in a shooting outside police headquarters.
Interim Police Chief Mike Gambrell told local reporters that the shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday after a man fired several shots into the door when he was unable to enter the locked Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
“It looks like the suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” Gambrell said.
After a February ice storm left deputies and firefighters without radio communications for extended periods, Richmond County public safety officials say they have a renewed interest in purchasing their own radio system.
Last month, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Lewis Blanchard brought the issue to the attention of the Augusta Commission, urging it to redirect the more than $600,000 it spends renting airspace from the South Carolina-based Palmetto 800 system and put it toward a lease-to-own program that would strengthen communications for county departments.