LITHONIA - Dekalb County police said a man could face murder charges after his girlfriend was found shot to death inside his home.

Officers were called to Place Fountaine condominiums off Fairington Pkwy in Lithonia late Tuesday night.

Lt. Rod Bryant said a man was standing outside and told them there was a woman shot inside a unit. Officers found a 39-year-old woman's body with a single gunshot wound.

"The subject stated that was his girlfriend. They got into an argument which pursued into a physical fight, a gun was produced, and she was shot," Lt. Bryant said.

The 40-year-old man is in custody and is being questioned by detectives. Officers canvassed the location for evidence.

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