Cops: Woman dies after shooting at troubled DeKalb condos; baby remains critical



A pregnant woman who was shot at a troubled apartment complex in DeKalb County last week has died, police confirmed Tuesday.

DeKalb officers responded around 5:45 a.m. Thursday to the shooting at the Brannon Hill condominiums in the 6600 block of Singleton Lane and found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition, then died over the weekend, police said.

She was identified as 20-year-old Shaniyah Rodriguez by the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her baby remains in critical condition.

Brannon Hill, a notorious and derelict condominium, is among 272 of the metro area’s persistently dangerous complexes, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that looked into serious crimes, lax maintenance and other hazards in Atlanta neighborhoods.

In May 2022, three people were killed and three were wounded in a shooting at the complex. Homicides were also reported there in November 2021 and April 2017.

Police did not identify a suspect in Thursday’s shooting. An investigation is ongoing.

— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.