Man arrested in deadly shooting at DeKalb hotel

The man is charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting.
The man is charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting.

Credit: AJC File

Credit: AJC File

A Stone Mountain man was arrested after authorities said he shot a woman in the head at a DeKalb County hotel and killed her.

Faruk Adedapo Fadesire, 24, is charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting, according to county jail records.

The woman’s body was found Oct. 24 in a room at the Scottish Inns off Memorial Drive, officials said. Her name has not been released.

According to a DeKalb police report obtained by AJC.com, the hotel business manager went to the room about 7 p.m. after other residents reported the woman’s death. He called police upon seeing the woman’s body.

Police said the woman was sitting in a chair near a desk by the front door of the room. Investigators found a shell casing on the floor near the woman’s body, but the gun involved in the death was nowhere to be found, according to the report.

DeKalb police, marshals and deputies collaborated to take Fadesire into custody on Nov. 17, DeKalb sheriff’s office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said. It is not clear what evidence led authorities to identify him as the shooter.

Fadesire was taken to the DeKalb jail, where he remains without bond.

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