‘Daddy, that boy shot my mama’: Woman killed at East Point recording studio

Tanasia Conwell was shot and killed Friday at an East Point recording studio. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Tanasia Conwell was shot and killed Friday at an East Point recording studio. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

A 26-year-old woman was shot and killed at an East Point recording studio Friday night, according to police. Her 5-year-old son is who sounded the alarm about her killing.

Officers were called to 1544 Nabell Avenue, where a recording studio is located, and found a woman with a gunshot wound, East Point police said in a news release. Tanasia Conwell, who was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, died at the hospital.

Investigators believe Conwell knew the person who shot her, and police asked the public to provide information about three persons of interest who they think witnessed the incident. No suspect information has been released.

Over the weekend, Conwell’s family held a vigil to honor the mother of three and call on the community to help find her killer, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Her grandmother, Felicia Thomas, told the news station it was Conwell’s 5-year-old son who “picked up the cellphone and called his father and said, ‘Daddy, that boy shot my mama.’”

Conwell’s mother, Arkebia Conwell, is heartbroken.

“It’s hard to know that my baby was an innocent person and her life was taken at 26 years old. She didn’t deserve what happened to her,” Arkebia Conwell said. “No parent should have to go through what I’m going through right now, to have to bury my child.”

As for the person who took Tanasia Conwell’s life, Thomas said, “You will receive justice. I’ve prayed on this and God is going to see to it that you will see justice and I pray that it’s swift.”

Early last month, a shooting at another East Point recording studio took the life of a man, police said at the time. They found him with a gunshot wound at the home in the 1300 block of Cleveland Avenue on March 6. Another man was taken into custody at the scene.

Anyone with information about Conwell’s killing is asked to contact East Point detectives at 404-559-6300 or email policedepartment@eastpointcity.org. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by submitting a tip to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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