Police arrest passenger after woman fatally shot on I-20

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ATLANTA - Atlanta police have arrested a man who they said gunned down a woman along Interstate 20 early Monday night.
 
The incident happened at about 4 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 near Interstate 285.
 
The Fulton County Medical Examiners Office said Tyana Boyd, 25, of Atlanta, was shot once, taken to a nearby hospital and later died from her injuries.
 
Police questioned Boyd’s passenger, Corey Jones, and charged him with murder and aggravated assault late Monday night.

Lt. Paul Guerrucci of the Atlanta Police Department said that there were no bullet holes through the vehicle, and it did not appear to be a case of road rage.
 
According to investigators the victim and the shooter were on the shoulder and outside of the car when the shooting happened.
 
Police have not determined a motive and the investigation is continuing.
 
Officers collected evidence just off of the road and later brought in a ballistics dog to hunt for clues.
 
"We did find some items of extreme evidentiary value in the wood line," said Guerrucci.
 
Police also said that they have received information that others may have been involved.
 
They are asking any witnesses who were driving in the area of I-20 near I-285 Monday afternoon to call and provide information.
 
"Any cars going by at a high rate of speed, anybody stopped on the side of the roadway, how many vehicles, how many people," said Guerrucci. "Anything would be very important."
 
Guerrucci said police do not believe this was accidental or a random act. 
 
"We do believe that everybody involved knows each other one way or the other," he said.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.


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