1 dead, 1 jailed after fight over woman

Kashad Holmes

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Kashad Holmes

A Clayton County man is in jail after police said he was involved in a fight over a woman that turned deadly.

Kashad Holmes is charged with malice murder in connection with the shooting death of Adam Rhymes.

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5500 block of Windwood Drive in College Park after someone called and reported a person had been shot in the area Sunday night.

Rhymes was found lying face-down with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to his head, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday in a statement. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they determined Holmes was the shooter and the dispute began over the phone with his live-in girlfriend, with whom he had fathered a child. According to authorities, Holmes said he was going to the house to kill the woman and then himself.

But when he arrived, police said, Rhymes stopped him from going into the house. According to police, Rhymes also fathered children with the woman. Authorities said the men argued and Holmes shot Rhymes. Police said he then left the scene in a car.

“At around 3 a.m. Holmes wisely walked into the Cobb County jail and informed them that Clayton County was looking for him for murder,” the sheriff’s office said in the statement.

Holmes was transferred to Clayton County jail, where he is being held. His bond has not been set.

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