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ATLANTA, April 25 (UPI) -- Fulton County Assistant District Attorney April McConnell and an unidentified male companion were shot Friday morning.

“We believe both victims that received gunshot wounds were inside a vehicle. The window of the vehicle was shot out. Multiple shots were fired,” said Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci.

McConnell is in critical condition at a local hospital, the male is dead.

McConnell, 31, a graduate of Florida A&M and Emory University Law School, had a promising career and was working on the DA’s biggest case in years, the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case. On Monday, She filed for divorce from her husband, Tranard McConnell.

During a press conference, Capt.Guerrucci confirmed the incident was domest

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I think she began dating someone else a tad too soon after filing...or was she dating prior? Another sad story that happens too often.

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You're probably correct, happy.

Here's what the local paper says:
Second victim in Fulton prosecutor shooting identified
By Christian Boone and Marcus K. Garner
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned the identity of a man who was with a Fulton County prosecutor when they were shot by the woman’s estranged husband.

Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon on Saturday identified the man as 39-year-old Levon Hailey. According to public records, Hailey is from Lithonia.

Hailey and assistant district attorney April McConnell were in a blue Honda on Fairway Circle Friday morning when Tranard McConnell, the woman’s estranged husband, shot them, police said. Hailey was shot once in the jaw. April McConnell, who filed for divorce Monday, was shot three times.

Hours later, Tranard McConnell was found dead in a south Fulton County cemetery from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

April McConnell remained in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital Saturday after undergoing two surgeries Friday, police said. Authorities characterized Hailey’s condition as “not as critical as the female.” Both were expected to survive, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Authorities have recovered the gun Tranard McConnell may have used in the double shooting and the suicide, police said. Divers Friday night pulled the gun from a shallow pond at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens cemetery, where police ultimately found Tranard McConnell’s dead body.

Police Saturday provided no details of the relationship between Hailey and April McConnell and did not offer additional information about the case, which they called a domestic incident.

“This is an open investigation being worked by our homicide unit,” Lyon said. “When the investigation is closed, more information will be released.” ...

April McConnell, an Emory University Law School graduate, a few months shy of her 32nd birthday, had filed for divorce on Monday, authorities said.

“We do believe this incident, based on our investigation, is domestic related,” Atlanta Police homicide unit commander Capt. Paul Guerrucci said in a news conference.

“As our investigation continued, we were able to ID (Tranard McConnell) as the shooter in the incident that occurred earlier today and obtain arrest warrants.”

McConnell, who was shot three times, was sitting in her car with the unidentified man, who was shot once in the face during the incident in the 2300 block of Fairway Circle, police said. ...


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