Local man killed in Atlanta airport accident
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A Bartow County man, who worked at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, was killed Tuesday after becoming trapped for hours under a hydraulic lift in a cargo area.

Fulton County medical examiner's office investigator Laura Salm identified the victim as 29-year-old Eric Lee of Cartersville.

Atlanta fire Capt. Jolyon Bundrige said rescuers worked for more than two hours to try and free him.

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for Eric Lee.

Shots fired in residential armed robbery

A home invasion Wednesday morning left a Roth Lane residence with bullet holes in the wall and the resident short of cash.

According to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, the resident called 911 shortly after midnight when two men came to the door armed with semiautomatic pistols.

The victim said he opened the door -- with the chain still locked -- when the two black male suspects shoved two chrome, semiautomatic handguns through the opening. One of the men shoved the door open, ordering the resident to the floor. The suspect said, "If you move, I will shoot you," and then asked, "Where's the money?"

According to the victim, he gave the men the $120 he had in his pocket, and when they could not find more, they turned to leave. The victim said he got up to follow them when two gunshots rang out and he hit the floor again.

Investigation revealed the bullet had traveled through the room where a small boy slept; the boy was unharmed.

The suspects were described as: black male between 24 and 27 years of age, 6 feet 3 inches, 275 pounds, bald with a deep voice who bit his lip continuously, and the second a black male roughly 24 to 27 years old, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, with a mustache and "soul patch." They left the area in a dark blue, two-door car.

BCSO Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said late Wednesday afternoon that the case had no new leads. It also was not clear whether the victim knew the suspects.

Home shot at

An Arnold Road resident told BCSO deputies that someone shot at his home.

The deputy reported just before 11 a.m. Tuesday finding a bullet hole in a rear bedroom. The projectile ricocheted off a wall and landed in a shoe.

No one was hurt.

- Information from the Associated Press was used in this article.