Nurse fatally shot in SUV in DeKalb driveway

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DeKalb County Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson details events where Stone Mountain woman shot multiple times in car at home. Video by John Spink/AJC

A single mother of five was found in her SUV shot multiple times and killed Friday, DeKalb County police said.

Her teenage son, who was in the house at the time, called 911 about the incident that was reported just after 10:10 a.m. in the 4700 block of Wyndam Drive, police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said.

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DeKalb County police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Friday on Wyndam Drive. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

DeKalb County police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Friday on Wyndam Drive. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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DeKalb County police are investigating the shooting death of a woman Friday on Wyndam Drive. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman inside the bullet-riddled GMC Denali parked in the driveway. At least five bullet holes could be seen in the driver’s-side window.

The woman’s godmother identified her as 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to Channel 2 Action News. She said Bowman was a licensed practical nurse and was studying to be a registered nurse. She had five children, including a 1-month-old.

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The woman's godmother identified the victim as 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to Channel 2 Action News. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The woman's godmother identified the victim as 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to Channel 2 Action News. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)
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The woman's godmother identified the victim as 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to Channel 2 Action News. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The relationship between Bowman and the shooter, who is at large, has not been released.

Family members told Channel 2 that Bowman had just returned from an early morning appointment and was about to take her oldest son to school when she was killed.

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Authorities on the scene have a white sheet covering an area where two cars are parked in the driveway. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Authorities on the scene have a white sheet covering an area where two cars are parked in the driveway. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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Authorities on the scene have a white sheet covering an area where two cars are parked in the driveway. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Jovan Walton, a resident near the shooting scene, said it’s a quiet area that doesn’t get many shootings, only occasional thefts or break-ins.

“That’s bad, of course,” he said, “but not this.”

It was the second shooting death of the morning in DeKalb.

A man was earlier found dead in the 1100 block of Sheppard Place about 3:30 a.m., and police say neighbors who heard a gunshot waited hours to notify authorities, Robertson said.

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