Three days after a woman was found shot to death inside a wrecked car, authorities made an arrest.
Rondriecko Armond Nash, 36, of Ellenwood, faces a malice murder charge in the death of Katrina Coleman, Clayton County police Lt. Cherie West told AJC.com.
Coleman’s body was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the driver’s seat of a car that crashed outside a home on Webb Drive, according to police. Her green 1997 Infiniti had been riddled with bullets, and Coleman had four gunshot wounds, Clayton County police said.
Outside her car, investigators recovered 25 9 mm shell casings, according to an incident report.
The 39-year-old McDonough woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to police, Coleman had just driven a woman to Hardee’s and back about five minutes before she was fatally shot. The woman who called police told officers she heard yelling outside her home, followed by several gunshots.
When she went outside, she saw Coleman’s car roll down the street before crashing into a ditch. The witness told police Coleman had gone on a date earlier in the day with someone she met online, according to the report.
Over the next couple of days, detectives said they were able to tie Nash to the crime, obtaining warrants for his arrest. Police have not said how they tied him to the shooting.
“I am unable to confirm the relationship between Nash and Coleman, or a motive for this incident at this time,” West said Thursday evening.
In addition to the murder charge, Nash faces counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, jail records show.
He is being held at the Clayton County Jail without bond.
According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, he’s been convicted of several thefts and firearm-related crimes in Clayton County. As a result, he’s served five stints in prison since 2002, totaling about 4½ years behind bars.
In other news:
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism. AJC.com. Atlanta. News. Now.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.