clear
Wednesday May 27th, 2015 10:04PM

Atlanta murder suspect arrested after shootout

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a fugitive wanted on murder charges has been arrested after a standoff and shootout with police in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood.

WSB-TV reports no one was injured by gunfire Saturday as 41-year-old Victoriano Javier Perez tried to escape from U.S. Marshals through a window while holding a gun. Atlanta Police Capt. Scott Keher says officers fired at Perez but missed. He then retreated back inside the home where he had been found for an hour before surrendering.

Authorities say Perez was wanted in Clayton County, where he's charged with murder in a fatal shooting last June. It wasn't immediately known Saturday if Perez had an attorney.

After his arrest, Perez was treated for a cut on his arm suffered as he tried to escape through a window.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Gainesville police: Alleged assailant in custody
A Lithia Springs man is in custody for reportedly sexually assaulting a Gainesville woman.
4:50PM ( 5 hours ago )
Elachee announces new Resource Manager
A new Natural Resources Manager is on the job at the Elachee Nature Science Center in Hall County.
By Submitted
3:40PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall C. BOE sets public hearings for budget; board to ask for tax increase
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.
3:01PM ( 7 hours ago )
Authorities charge man with kidnapping, other offenses after chase into Lake Lanier
Forsyth County authorities have charged a man with kidnapping, false imprisonment and a list of other charges after they chased him and caught him in Lake Lanier Monday night.
2:30PM ( 7 hours ago )
G-Braves SS faces rape, kidnapping charges in Ohio
A Gwinnett Braves baseball player is facing rape and kidnapping charges after an incident on the team's road series in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend.
2:26PM ( 7 hours ago )