Tanya Dunlap, who would soon be pronounced dead, appeared to have been shot in the face, according to DeKalb County police documents. Witnesses said Henderson-Perryman had just sped away in a car while yelling threats at them.
Robert Perryman told an officer he’d been at the Flat Shoals Parkway restaurant with his son and his son’s new girlfriend. Dunlap and the father went inside to eat, leaving the son, who had been drinking, in the car to sleep.
At about 1:40 a.m., Dunlap walked outside and got in the car.
Witnesses said they saw Henderson-Perryman pulling her hair as she tried to climb back out.
“When she got away she slammed the door on the suspect’s arm,” an officer wrote in a report. “Shen then opened the front door and reached in to get something.”