The Saturday evening shooting that left a man dead in southwest Atlanta was a domestic situation that “escalated from an argument to gunfire,” police said Monday.
Atlanta police were called to the 3000 block of Highbury Trail around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Inside the home, they found a wounded man identified Monday as 49-year-old Michael A. Preston Sr.
“The preliminary investigation suggests (Temeka Jones) shot a male at the location, thereby resulting in his death,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Ralph Woolfolk said Sunday.
Jones, 34, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder.
Sgt. Gregory Lyon, another police spokesman, said Monday that Preston and Jones were boyfriend and girlfriend. Few details were available regarding the shooting, but Lyon said it began as an argument.
It was unclear how many shots were fired. Address records showed that Jones lived in the home where the shooting occurred.
Jones is being held at the Fulton County jail and was denied bond during a Monday afternoon hearing, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Tracy Flanagan said.