Police search home of alleged school shooter - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Police search home of alleged school shooter

Posted: Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

Authorities evacuated a neighborhood near an elementary school in DeKalb County where shots were fired on Tuesday.

Police say 20-year-old Michael Brandon Hill was taken into custody after shots were fired at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy Elementary School on 2nd Avenue in DeKalb County.

Later that afternoon, police evacuated more than two dozen homes on East Lilac Lane, which is located near McNair Academy, FOX 5's Chris Shaw reports.

A bomb squad and SWAT team surrounded the home where Hill had been staying, but ultimately found no explosives.

Police did remove a gun from the home.

A woman who lives in the house, Alex (she asked not to use her last name), said that Hill had been staying there since his apartment burned down a couple of weeks ago.

"He sleeps on our couch. I mean, we feed him. I don't know what happened," she said.

Alex said that authorities talked to her about Hill's past.

"So I don't know if that triggered stuff. I mean his mom's birthday was around the corner, she died. I mean, he's very troubled," Alex said.

Alex said she's thankful that the shooting didn't turn tragic.

"I'm just happy no kids were hurt and I'm just happy that..he's off the streets. Because if that could happen, he could've done something to our family – we don't know what happened," she said.

According to the Henry County Police Department, Hill was arrested in March 2012 and charged with terroristic threats. He was sentenced to three years' probation and anger management.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Teachers in beating video deny wrongdoing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:06:56 GMT
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
    A video showing explosive interactions with special needs students is causing outrage towards an Atlanta Public School.
  • Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Man who shoots alleged car thief facing murder charges

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:24:40 GMT
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
    DeKalb County Police have charged a man with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a suspected car thief.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Falcons 2014 schedule released

    Falcons 2014 schedule released

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:41:00 GMT
    The NFL has released the 2014 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
    The NFL has released the 2014 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices