Man charged with murder after woman shot to death near downtown Atlanta hotel

ATLANTA — Police have charged a man who was taken into custody moments after a woman was shot to death near a downtown Atlanta highrise hotel.

Officers were called to 400 W. Peachtree Street near Ivan Allen Boulevard in reference to shots fired just before 8 p.m.

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When they arrived, they found a 28-year-old woman who had been shot several times and was pronounced dead on the scene. Her identity has not been released.

The shooting appears to have happened near the Twelve Downtown Hotel.

Douglas Hairston, 30, was detained by police on the scene. He was later officially charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Police confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the victim’s boyfriend was detained at the scene, but they have not confirmed if that person was Hairston.


Jail records show that Hairston has not yet been booked into the Fulton County Jail.

It is unclear if Hairston and the victim knew one another.

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