Woman shot to death in front of toddler daughter

Woman shot to death in front of toddler daughter

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – A man is in custody for allegedly shooting a woman to death in front of her 3-year-old daughter, police said.

The woman, identified as 20-year-old Akiela Peters-Williams, was shot Friday inside a DeKalb County motel room. DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent says police arrested 22-year-old Shadrac Nkrumah of Atlanta.

When police arrived about 6 p.m., the child was still in the room. She has since been turned over to relatives, Vincent told local news outlets.

Peters-Williams was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Nkrumah faces charges of felony murder and cruelty to children, jail records show. He was being held Saturday without bond, jail records show.

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