Woman charged with murder in SW Atlanta apartment shooting

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

Moments after a fatal shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Tuesday, an armed woman was arrested and charged with murder.

Tynessia Lashun Naji, 24, was arrested on charges of murder and aggravated assault and is being held at the Fulton County Jail, police said.

Around 6:30 p.m., police responded to an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Kimberly Way and found 32-year-old Nicholas Brown with a gunshot wound, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown said.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the complex after a fight ensued between Nicholas Brown and Naji, police said. Brown was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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Police said Naji and Brown knew each other “but didn’t have regular contact with one another.”

Officers were able to quickly locate Naji in the parking lot of the complex. As seen in a video released three days after the shooting, police had to take cover behind a parked car as they ordered Naji to drop her gun.

“She’s got a rifle,” one officer says while the other repeatedly yells, “Drop the gun! Drop the gun! Ma’am, drop the gun!”

Police slowly made their way toward Naji as the rifle lay a few feet away from her. She was handcuffed within three minutes of police locating her.

“We are extremely proud of the professionalism exhibited by both of these officers. They acted quickly and worked together and we believe their actions were vital in safely apprehending this armed suspect,” a news release said.

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