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911 calls released in Forsyth Co. courthouse shooting


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Forsyth County released the 911 calls from Friday's shooting incident outside the courthouse in downtown Cumming.

The 911 calls captured the chaos, the concern and the raw terror of the people caught in the middle of the shooting.

"A car ran into it. And shots are still being fired," one caller tells the operator.

Man killed in violent assault on Forsyth Co. Courthouse


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- An armed man was shot and killed by officers outside the Forsyth County Courthouse Friday morning, authorities said. A sheriff's deputy was wounded in the gunfire.

Police identified the suspect as 48-year-old Dennis Ronald Marx, a gun trader. Investigators believe Marx had been planning the courthouse shooting for a long time.

Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper said the incident began at around 10 a.m., when Marx drove up onto the sidewalk in front of the courthouse and threw spike strips and explosives out the car window, then began shooting through the windshield with an assault rifle, striking a deputy below the right knee.

"It appeared that he was trying to actually drive through the front of the courthouse," Piper said.

Ex-lawyer: Shooting suspect angry with legal system


CUMMING, Ga. -- More details are emerging about the suspect in Friday's shooting outside of a Forsyth County courthouse.

Dennis Marx was shot and killed after deputies said he drove his car up onto the sidewalk, threw out explosives, and then began shooting through the windshield with an assault rifle.

Ann Shafer, a lawyer who had been representing Marx for the past six months on a drug charge, said her former client was angry with the legal system.

Deputy praised as hero for stopping courtroom assault


CUMMING, Ga. – A Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy is being praised as a hero for stopping a man who attacked a courthouse on Friday.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper, 48-year-old Dennis Marx drove towards the Forsyth County Courthouse and threw spike strips and explosives out of his vehicle's window.

Deputy James Daniel Rush, 46, was working the doorway of the court and approached Marx, who shot him through the windshield. Piper said the vehicle appeared to try to run over Rush.

Other officers responded and returned fire. After a three-minute gun battle, Marx was killed.

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

Atlanta
* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

Second teen charged in fatal Forsyth County crash


CUMMING, Ga. -- Police have made a second arrest involving a car crash that killed a 17-year-old in Forsyth County.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash after 1 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Rockingham Run in Cumming.

Deputies say 17-year-old Adam Dimillo was at the wheel of a 2011 Dodge Ram Truck with four teenaged friends inside when he lost control of the truck and hit a telephone pole.

Paul Castell Jr., 17, of Dawsonville, who goes by the name "Louie" was ejected from the truck and killed. Dimillo and the three other passengers all received injuries in the crash.

2 charged in Savannah brawl caught on camera


A metro Atlanta family says it will fight charges filed by the Savannah police over a brawl that happened Mother's Day weekend.

Last month, Rob Gray of Cumming, Ga., told 11Alive that he and his family were attacked on a weekend trip.

On Monday, Savannah police issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Gray and Richard Barnes, of Lawrenceville, who was captured on surveillance tape throwing the first punch on a crowded sidewalk.

Gray insists his family was attacked by several people and that his was not an altercation between two men. He's hired an attorney.