Man hit twice by drunken driver, killed

By Daniel Silliman


A 44-year-old Decatur man was killed in a car accident on Saturday, after his car was hit twice by an alleged drunken driver.

Anderson Barber was pronounced dead on Interstate 675 at about 3:30 a.m.

According to the police reports, Barber was driving his silver, 2007 Toyota Tacoma north on I-675, crossing over Ga. Highway 138, when he was hit from behind by a green Ford Tarus. Allegedly drunk, 33-year-old Robert T. Morris, of Jonesboro, veered into the bridge wall, and then swerved into the back bumper of the Tacoma.

Anderson's silver Tacoma was pushed onto the right shoulder of the road, according to the police report, and then Anderson corrected, pulling the vehicle back into traffic.

The 44-year-old was then hit a second time, police say.

According to the accident report, Morris drove his 1997 Tarus into Anderson's Tacoma a second time, sending Anderson across the road and into oncoming traffic. The Tacoma was struck by a vehicle driving south, spinning Anderson around.

Morris has reportedly been arrested for drunk driving before, and the Clayton County Police arrested him on charges of first degree vehicular homicide and being a habitual violator.

Drive-by shooting injures three at park

Five shots were fired from a moving car near the Riverdale park named for a boy who was murdered there in 2004.

Clayton County police say the Saturday-night shooting at Travon Wilson Memorial Park was a gang-related, drive-by shooting. Three were injured, one seriously.

LaCasey Moseley, 17, was shot in the left side of the chest, according to police reports. The bullet passed through her body and exited her back.

Responding to 840 Excalibur Dr., Officer K. Fountain borrowed a towel from a nearby resident and applied pressure to the wound until the paramedics arrived to take Moseley to the hospital.

A 27-year-old man, Javonte Lee, was reportedly shot in the arm, and drove himself and a 17-year-old female to Southern Regional Medical Center.

Witnesses told the police a large group of children were in the park, at a little after 7 p.m., on Saturday, when a white car, possibly a Nissan Maxima, drove by. The witnesses said the driver stuck a gun out the window and started firing.

Searching the area, police found five shell casings, a pair of gold flip flops, a cell phone without a battery and a pair of sunglasses.

No arrests have been made.

Travon Wilson, 4, was shot and killed in the park while riding a red bicycle, in 2004, in what has been described as a gang war. Police said Wilson was caught in a cross-fire, as two rival gangs settled a dispute with a gunfight.

Two Forest Park men stabbed

Two men were stabbed at a Hapeville muffler shop on Sunday.

Tomas Teran, a 27-year-old from Forest Park, was stabbed in the right, lower back, the left forearm, the right arm pit, and the stomach.

Armondo Garcia, a 23-year-old from Forest Park, was stabbed in the chest, near his heart.

Both men were rushed to Atlanta Medical Center, according to the Clayton County Police report, and Teran reportedly was in stable condition and Garcia was receiving emergency surgery.

Police had only sketchy information about the attack. The store manager initially refused access to surveillance videos, and then later said the cameras didn't work. Employees at the shop told police they didn't speak English and they didn't see anything.

One witness gave officers a rough account of the attack and a vague description, saying Hispanic a man, who was at the shop, got into an argument with Teran, and then stabbed him with an unidentified object. The witness said another man helped hold Teran down, and the man with the "unidentified object" was wearing a gray shirt with black stripes, and a red cap.

The investigation was turned over to Detective Steve Rotella and is ongoing.

Anyone with information about these or other crimes is asked to call the Clayton County Police Department's tip line at (770) 473-5400.