He had harassed the woman for days, Atlanta police said, assaulting her and coming to her home in the middle of the night.
Authorities believe that, just after 5 p.m. Saturday, she killed him.
According to an Atlanta police incident report, the man, whose name has not been released, was chasing the unidentified woman through a parking lot on the 500 block of Jefferson Chase Circle when he “approached [her] in a manner that reportedly caused [her] to fear for her safety.”
The woman allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot the man once in the chest, killing him. The woman remained at the scene and is cooperating with homicide detectives, authorities said.
Their investigation will likely include prior incidents involving both parties.
“Records indicate that the deceased had harassed the female by forcing his presence on her, striking her, and damaging property of the female’s friends,” an incident report said. “Two separate reports were made over the last two days reflecting this activity.”
The man also went to the woman’s home around 4 a.m. Saturday, “knocking on the doors and windows” before leaving, police said.
Asked Sunday if charges had been filed in the case, an Atlanta police spokesman said only that the investigation was ongoing.