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Atlanta police seek man who allegedly pulled gun on his child’s mother

The Atlanta Police Department has asked that the public be on the lookout for a man police have been seeking for more than a year. 

The fugitive unit “has exhausted all viable leads in the search” for Demonte Dawson, who is on APD’s “most wanted” list, a spokesman said Thursday.

Dawson was involved in a domestic dispute with the mother of his children in December 2016, police said. During the incident, he allegedly physically assaulted her and threatened her with a gun.


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The 23-year-old and his son’s mother had gone Christmas shopping at Greenbriar Mall, and he became upset when she asked him to drive her to Walmart to get toys for their child, according to a Dec. 17, 2016 incident report. The victim told police she grabbed her phone and said she’d record him if he hit her. 

They “entered into a scuffle over the cell phone” and then Dawson got out of the car, pulled out a gun and walked into the woods, the report said. Police canvassed the area but could not find him. 

Anyone with information on the case may call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. All callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 if their tip leads to an arrest and indictment. 

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