• Driver plows into home after fatal shooting


    ATLANTA - Homicide detectives are trying to find the person who shot and killed a driver who ended up crashing into a northwest Atlanta home.

    Channel 2's Rachel Stockman spoke to the homeowners on Kingston Road Sunday afternoon.

    Alphonso and Alicia McCoy said they were relaxing in their living room about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when the SUV came barreling through their yard and hit their wall.

    "I was sitting on the sofa drinking a drink and eating some crackers. And all of sudden, we heard this big boom. I looked right through the window and the car was sitting there," said Alphonso McCoy.

    Police quickly discovered that the driver, a man in his 30s or 40s, was dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

    Detectives believe the incident started when the victim and a gunman were about two blocks away from a home on Dogwood Drive, where the pair exchanged gunfire.

    "The preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting may have occurred at a different location and the driver drove to (the crash scene) where he died," said Atlanta police officer John Chafee.

    The homeowners have a big mess to clean up, but stressed their relief that no one inside was hurt.

    "I thank God. I was screaming and hollering, but I thank God I wasn't hurt. My baby wasn't hurt. I just hate that my house was hurt, but I praise God and I thank him anyway," said Alicia McCoy.

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