Man wanted for questioning in killing of Union City woman, unborn child

Credit: GoFundMe

Credit: GoFundMe

A mother of six was found with a severe head wound in her Union City apartment Sunday night after neighbors told police they heard multiple gunshots.

Deanna Fuller, 31, died after being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to Union City police. Her family said she was pregnant with her seventh child.

Now investigators are trying to locate Joshua Fisher, Fuller’s boyfriend who may have been one of the last people to see her alive, police spokesman Officer Jerome Turner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Fisher has been deemed a person of interest and is wanted for questioning in the woman’s death.

“Investigators want to speak with him urgently and as soon as possible,” Turner said.

Credit: Union City Police Department

Credit: Union City Police Department

Fisher was not at the scene when officers responded to the Premier Club Apartments on Highpoint Road about 10:25 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report obtained by the AJC. Neighbors told the officers they heard about five gunshots but did not see who was shooting.

They only found evidence of a single shot, one 9 mm shell casing in a grassy area outside Fuller’s apartment, and were unable to locate any other shell casings. An officer also tried to make contact with Fisher, according to the report, but he did not pick up his phone.

After further investigation, police now believe Fisher’s father called 911 after discovering Fuller wounded. He then left the apartment with his son, Turner said Friday in an email.

“We are following the evidence and have interviewed the father as well,” he said. “It’s rapidly evolving.”

It was not clear if any of Fuller’s children were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting. Her family started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses and care for her surviving children, including a baby under the age of 1, according to her sister.

Turner said police could not confirm her pregnancy until an autopsy was completed.

Anyone with information on Fisher’s whereabouts is asked to contact Union City police at 770-515-7991.

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