UPDATE: Victim ID’d after deadly shooting in parking lot of DeKalb apartments

A woman was found shot to death between two cars Friday morning in the parking lot of a DeKalb County apartment complex.

Officers were called to the Forest Cove apartments on Meadowglen Village Lane outside Doraville about 1:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call about a person shot, police reports indicate. The woman, identified by the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s office as 21-year-old Erica Cruz, was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

“We responded to the apartment complex tonight in reference to a deceased female found lying in between two cars,” Sgt. Lynn Shuler told Channel 2 Action News from the scene. “She had an apparent gunshot wound to the head.”

A piece of crime scene tape remains at the scene of a deadly shooting at a Doraville area apartment complex Friday morning. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

According to a police report obtained Friday evening by AJC.com, the 911 caller told dispatchers he witnessed the incident. He said a man wearing a white jacket and blue jeans was sitting inside an older-model gold Toyota Camry with the victim before shooting her in front of building No. 3582, the report states. 

DeKalb police investigated a separate double shooting at an apartment complex in the southern part of the county later that morning.

MORE: 2 men shot at DeKalb County apartment complex

Two men were shot inside an apartment on Kensington Road early Friday morning. They were taken to a local hospital in serious condition, according to police. 

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