Police: Woman Arrested In East Atlanta Shooting

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting another woman in East Atlanta Tuesday night surrendered to police on Wednesday, authorities said.

Terri Chimon Williams, 35, surrendered to police and is being held in the DeKalb County jail on a murder charge in the death of Charlise Brooks, said Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones.

“Ms. Terri Williams voluntarily presented herself to detectives this morning,” her attorney W. Scott Smith told WSB-TV in a statement. “We feel that law enforcement will perform a thorough and professional investigation into this incident. Once completed, we strongly believe that Ms. Williams will be fully exonerated.”

An argument between the two women led one to fatally shoot the other, police have said. Media reports say the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on a sidewalk near a restaurant in the area.

Police say Brooks, of Rex, died at the scene after she was shot multiple times.

Police say they don’t believe the shooting was random and the victim and shooter likely knew each other. Authorities have said the shooter fled the scene after the incident.

Police were interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence Wednesday.

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