Woman killed in Chamblee murder-suicide was an FBI agent

The woman killed in front of her child at a Chamblee park Saturday was an FBI agent, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Chamblee police believe Robert Allen Harris, 34, shot and killed his wife, 34-year-old Nena Rahman Harris, before turning the gun on himself Saturday evening at the city's Dresden Park. The couple's 2-year-old child was also found at the park but was unharmed.

FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday that Nena Harris was a special agent assigned to the bureau’s Atlanta field office. Emmett also released a statement from Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson.

“It is always devastating to lose a colleague,” Johnson said, “and our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Citing respect for Harris’ family, Emmett said the FBI would offer no further comment.

Police have not released information about what may have preceded the apparent murder-suicide.

“The investigation is still ongoing,” Chamblee police Sgt. Chris Newberry said Monday.