Days after a pregnant woman was shot and killed inside her west Georgia home — possibly in front of her 2-year-old daughter — Carrollton police have made an arrest.
Tyrail Arrenzo Wynn, 25, of Carrollton, was arrested early Friday and charged with murder, aggravated assault, burglary, feticide and cruelty to children.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Richards said Wynn’s first court appearance should be Friday in the Carroll County Jail court room..
According to the sheriff's website, Wynn's last known address was in the 100 block of Mitchell Circle — less than a mile from the Bennett Circle home where authorities on Monday found the body of 36-year-old Nakita Lashawn Holland.
Carrollton police believe Holland, who was nine months pregnant, was killed either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Holland’s sister stopped by the Bennett Circle home to check on her and heard her toddler crying, according to Channel 2. She and the victim’s landlord went inside and found Holland dead in the bedroom. She had been shot multiple times.
“We did locate where some rounds were fired from outside her bedroom into the bedroom,” Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs said.
Relatives of the victim told Channel 2 while Holland’s daughter was found uninjured, she was covered in her mother’s blood.
Neighbor Mark Baker told The AJC he has known Holland for “at least 20 years. Her and my sister were good friends.”
He called the victim “a good person – never been a bad person at all.”
Baker said he had no idea who would have killed his neighbor, and “no idea why.
“It was a big surprise to me,” he said. “Her being pregnant and all, it’s a real bad thing.”
Holland’s mother, Slynda Johnson, called on those responsible for her daughter’s death to come forward.
“They took my daughter away from me,” Johnson told Channel 2 earlier this week. “Yes they did. But I know whoever it is, there’s going to be justice. You’re not going to be able to hide.”
— Staff photographer John Spink and staff writer Daniel Funke contributed to this article.
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