Atlanta police released surveillance footage of a suspect Jan. 13 and said he was the last person seen with her. Police initially said Moore had been stabbed, but further investigation revealed she had been shot at least twice.
Moore had been in Atlanta from New York for about two months before her death.
Shirley and Moore knew each other, Hampton said, but the extent of their relationship is unclear. He added that Shirley had a record, “but nothing to this magnitude.”
Shirley was part of the construction team for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium downtown, Hampton said, but has since been fired.
Moore’s sister, Donna Petty, told Channel 2 Action News she was worried about Moore when she left unexpectedly in December without her three children, including a 3-month-old son.
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“She loved them, I know she loved them,” Petty said.
Moore had bruises on her body. However, “there’s nothing indicative that she was sexually assaulted,” Hampton told Channel 2 at the time of the murder.
Felix waived his first court appearance originally scheduled for Tuesday.
— Staff writer Lauren Foreman contributed to this article.