The man was found dead inside the apartment with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office as 26-year-old David Freeman.
The mother of the shooter, who has not been named by police, said the woman “just defended herself.”
“From what I understand, she was in her home and somebody tried to break in,” Brenda Parks told Channel 2. “I don’t know why, but they tried to break in.”
The woman stayed on scene and was cooperating with police.
“No charges are anticipated at this time,” Daugherty said. “The investigation continues.”