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Woman, 25, shot to death outside vehicle on I-20; passenger charged with murder

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A 25-year-old woman was shot to death outside a vehicle on I-20 late Monday afternoon in Atlanta, and police said they have charged the passenger with her murder.

But the motive for the shooting remained unclear.

Mr. Corey Jones, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault, according to Atlanta police.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Ms. Tyana Boyd, of Atlanta.

Around 3:40 p.m. officers responded to I-20 westbound at I-285 regarding a call about a person shot, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.

When officers arrived, they found the woman with a gunshot wound to her mid section, Officer Chafee said.

Ms. Boyd was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where she died a short time later, police said.

“It appears that the shooting did not occur while the vehicle was driving and that the vehicle was pulled to the left shoulder of the highway,” Officer Chafee said.

He has not released any details about the relationship, if any, between the victim and the suspect.

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