ATLANTA — Police are investigating after a woman was fatally shot multiple times late Tuesday morning in the Thomasville Heights neighborhood. Police said the incident happened on Thomasville Boulevard around 10 a.m.
A man was also shot, but he is in stable condition. Police said this was a domestic dispute that escalated to gunfire.
The medical examiner's office identified the deceased victim as 33-year-old Chiemere Poole.
APD also announced they arrested a 43-year-old woman in connection with the crime. The suspect is charged with murder and three counts of aggravated assault with intent to murder.
She was taken to the Fulton County Jail.
On Monday, the Atlanta Police Department pleaded with the community to "put down the guns." The call to action comes after the city passed 100 homicides for the year over the weekend.
In a news conference at the Atlanta Police Headquarters, Deputy Chief Charles Hampton Jr. said about 20 percent of homicides happen between strangers. Hampton said this means the majority of deadly situations occur between people who know each other.
"They had some type of past interaction, and then also stemming from some escalating disputes," he said.
Hampton said 90 percent of homicides involved handguns before he urged people to find another way to resolve their conflicts, saying it would make their jobs "so much easier."
"Be responsible with these handguns. We're asking people to find other ways to resolve some of these disputes we're seeing a lot of," Hampton said. "We're seeing a lot of verbal arguments that escalate and the weapon of choice is handguns."