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Missing Mother, Two Children found at West End Mall

12:27 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA - An Amber Alert has been lifted for two children and their mother.

The children, 10-year-old Deryl Benson and seven-year-old Chloe Jenkins, along with their mother, Derah Jenkins, have been found safe near West End Mall.

Atlanta police say around 7:00p.m. Friday someone tried to steal a car from a man on Bass Street in Southeast Atlanta. They said the suspect shot the man in the chest. On police said he survived his injuries and was released from the hospital.

Derah Jenkins pulled up to the scene shortly after the shooting with her two children inside her SUV. Police say the suspect then forced himself inside the vehicle with anotehr suspect and forced Jenkins to drive away with the children inside the vehicle.

Early Saturday morning Jenkins contacted a family member who then called police to halt the Amber Alert.  Both Jenkins and her two children were unharmed. 

Police say they are also looking for another vehicle: a black 2013 Jeep Wrangler with a temporary Georgia license plate: 11438503.

If you see either vehicle, you're asked to call 911.

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