Man shot in chest after attacking woman, police say

A man was shot in the chest overnight after allegedly assaulting a woman at a southeast Atlanta apartment complex, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Hank Aaron Drive about 3 a.m after receiving a call about a person shot, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty said.

The arrived to find Quartez Goodman with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said Goodman went to the complex and assaulted a woman. During the alleged assault, Goodman pulled a gun and pointed it at the woman, Daugherty said.

A second man intervened and tried to stop the assault when Goodman turned his gun on him, Daugherty said. At that point, the second man produced a gun of his own and shot Goodman in the chest.

It’s unclear what prompted the altercation or how Goodman knew the man and woman.

The woman was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the alleged attack. Goodman was charged with one count each of aggravated assault and battery,  police said.

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