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    Athens, GA Murder suspect takes hostages, demands surrender on live TV

    Police said Saturday they are trying to determine how long a man charged in a police officer's slaying had been staying at an Athens apartment where he allegedly took nine hostages, and then agreed to surrender on the condition it was broadcast on live TV news.
    Jamie Hood, 33, was being held Saturday without bond on murder and other charges at the Hall County jail. He is charged with fatally shooting Athens-Clarke County police officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian and wounding another officer on Tuesday.
    Athens police Capt. Clarence Holeman said Saturday evening that authorities were continuing to investigate the circumstance of the Friday night standoff, including any relationships between Hood and the hostages.
    "We're just trying to get to the bottom of how it happened," Holeman said. Among the questions that police were examining was how long the suspect had been staying at the apartment. None of the hostages has been charged with any crimes, he said.

    One hostage almost seemed to defend Hood early Saturday, raising questions about whether the convicted felon and murder suspect knew any of the people whom police have said were hostages.
    "Jamie didn't do no harm to none of us," Quinton Riden, one of the hostages, said outside the Athens-Clarke County police station after being questioned by police. "He treated us like family."
    When Hood eventually emerged from the apartment, TV news footage showed he was part of a line of people leaving the house with their hands up. The hostages were questioned by police afterward.
    The surrender followed intervention by former University of Georgia football player Bryant Gantt, who knew Hood in passing and said he had posted a message on his Facebook page offering to help. As police closed in, friends put Gantt in touch with Hood by telephone. The former football player told WSB-TV that he helped FBI negotiators talk with the suspect.
    "It was up and down, you know," Gantt said. "He was scared. You finally could tell that he was scared of the whole situation. He was ready to get it over with. He was tired, he was worn out."

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    "Jamie didn't do no harm to none of us," Quinton Riden, one of the hostages, said outside the Athens-Clarke County police station after being questioned by police. "He treated us like family."
    You may or may not see this quote somewhere else but if that's being treated like family I'll skip the 4th of July family reunion. Hood is a coward and criminal.
    "It was up and down, you know," Gantt said. "He was scared. You finally could tell that he was scared of the whole situation. He was ready to get it over with. He was tired, he was worn out."
    I wonder how scared the law enforcement officers were after they realized they were shot Mr. Gantt. Glad you got your name in the paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Glad you got your name in the paper.

    So I wasn't alone in my initial thought.

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    No sir.
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    Mr. Gannt,

    F*** You and your fifteen minutes of fame.

    Respectfully,

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    Where's that douchebag retired NY cop screaming "Gun!" at crime scenes and getting people shot? That would have actually been helpful in this case.
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