A mother of three was found shot to death on an Atlanta sidewalk, and her suspected killer was caught and beaten by neighbors.
On Wednesday, Atlanta police arrested the man for the July 16 shooting. But the motive for the woman’s murder remained unclear.
Mr. Ardemetrius Neason, 30, was charged with murder in the shooting of Ms. Teresa Carter and transported to the Fulton County jail, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.
That day officers responded to 2045 Myrtle Drive and found Ms. Carter dead on the sidewalk. She had been shot multiple times, Officer Jones said.
Mr. Carter’s family told the media the daytime shooting followed a dispute with Mr. Neason, and onlookers in her neighborhood attacked and held him until police arrived.
“Preliminary investigation identified a person of interest that was assaulted by unknown individuals in the neighborhood,” Officer Jones said. “The person of interest was transported to Grady Hospital.”
But he was released by police after being treated.
Despite the neighbors’ outrage, no one would make a statement to investigators at the time to implicate Mr. Neason or lead police to view him as anything more than a person of interest.
But investigators were apparently able to obtain enough evidence to charge him. They did not provide any details on the evidence.
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