A 19-year-old man accused of shooting and killing the 17-year-old mother of his child in Clayton County before turning the gun on himself has died, according to police.
Darian Sheffield died at Atlanta Medical Center, Clayton County police spokeswoman Sgt. Ashanti Marbury told AJC.com on Tuesday afternoon.
About 9 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a shooting in the 7600 block of Briar Crest Court in Riverdale, according to police.
Doumba Sannoh, the 17-year-old mother of Sheffield’s 8-month-old, was killed.
Sheffield came to the residence shortly before the shooting happened, the teen’s family told police. Police said there was an active protection order against him through the Fulton County court system.
“Family members, who were upstairs in the residence with the couple’s 8-month-old child, went to investigate the sound of gunfire downstairs and found both parties laying on the floor of the home, suffering from gunshot wounds,” Marbury said. “The preliminary investigation revealed that the male shot the female before turning the gun on himself.”
Sannoh was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after 11 a.m.
The child is with her family, police said.
According to a GoFundMe page set up for Sannoh, she came to the United States from West Africa in 2005 and attended Riverdale High School.
However, Sannoh was no longer enrolled in the school, Clayton County Public Schools spokeswoman Jada Dawkins told AJC.com.
“While the district is saddened to learn the news about this incident,” Dawkins said, “the school district has no further comment as our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family during this difficult time.”
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