Teen arrested in shooting death of 18-year-old in Buckhead

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An 18-year-old woman was fatally shot at an apartment complex in the heart of Buckhead on Tuesday evening.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested and charged with negligent manslaughter in the shooting death of another teenager in Buckhead on Tuesday night.

Helena Misganaw of Snellville was arrested Wednesday and faces one misdemeanor count of involuntary manslaughter, jail records show. She was booked into the Fulton County Jail, where she remains with her bond set at $35,000.

Misganaw is accused in the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old woman at an apartment complex on East Paces Ferry Road. The victim was identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as Olohiye Ehimiaghe of Stone Mountain.

Officers responded to the Ashley Gables Buckhead apartments in Buckhead Village around 7:30 p.m., Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer TaSheena Brown said. At the scene, officers found Ehimiaghe near a car and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died.

Homicide investigators determined that the shooting was negligent manslaughter, according to a news release. From the scene Tuesday night, APD Lt. Daniel Genson said multiple people had been detained for questioning. The investigation led detectives to establish probable cause and secure an arrest warrant for Misganaw.

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Few details have been released about the circumstances of the shooting. Police did not say if the gunfire was accidental.

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