• Police offer $20K reward in couple's kidnapping, murder

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    ATLANTA - The Atlanta Police Department has increased its reward to $20,000 for information leading to arrests in the double murder of a couple kidnapped and shot last month.

    Police say the gunmen posed as FBI agents, handcuffed the couple and then kidnapped them from their Decatur home on Coleen Court. Police say the gunmen took Jeronta Brown, 24, and Briana Brooks, 21, to Ridge Avenue in northwest Atlanta and shot them execution-style.

    Investigators say the gunmen demanded a ransom for the couple. Police are pleading for information to track them down.

    “This incident is just horrible. We had two basically innocent people who were violently killed, so it’s very important for us to move this case forward and apprehend those responsible,” said Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci.

    Police say Brooks was pregnant at the time of the shooting. Doctors were able to save the baby, but Brooks died days after the shooting.

    The victims’ families are demanding justice for their loved ones.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.


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