1 arrested in SW Atlanta shooting that left woman injured

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

One suspect was arrested after two people were initially detained Monday as police investigated a shooting in southwest Atlanta which they said sent a woman to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers responded to the Villas at Lakewood apartment complex just after 11:15 a.m. after getting reports of a person shot, Atlanta police said in a news release. At the scene, police found a 29-year-old woman with multiple wounds and a man who had suffered a head injury.

The man was treated at the scene, but the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Two people were taken into custody at the scene, police said. One of the detainees was released, but police confirmed the second was arrested. He was later identified as 21-year-old Brandon Cotton.

Cotton was booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, police said. He was released on $20,000 bond, online jail records show.

No further information has been shared about the nature of the victim’s injuries or her condition.

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