East Point police officers responded Tuesday night to the Lexington Apartments in the 3000 block of Washington Road and found a woman who had been fatally shot. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 21-year-old Dennishia Smith.
Police questioned another woman who told them the suspect, later identified as Shelton Cruz Handspike, began arguing with Smith. The woman said a struggle ensued when the suspect tried to take her gun. Police allege Handspike shot Smith and then shot himself after he managed to wrestle the weapon away from the other woman, who was unharmed.