A fatal shooting in Atlanta claimed the life of 34-year-old mother of ten, Fox 5 Atlanta News reports. Around 6:30 pm Tuesday night, Charlese Brooks was shot and killed outside of the Brick House Restaurant. Apparently a fight broke out between two women and when Charlese tried to break up the fight, one woman pulled out a gun and began firing. Charlese was hit several times and died at the scene.
The suspect, who has been identified as 35-year-old Terri Williams, fled the scene, but turned herself in at her attorney’s office the following day. Terri has since been charged with murder, but her attorney insists that she will be cleared of those charges once a full investigation is completed.
“Ms. Terri Williams voluntarily presented herself to detectives this morning. We strongly believe that Ms. Williams will be fully exonerated,” Terri’s attorney, W.Scott Smith said in a letter to the AJC.
Charlese leaves behind four biological children and six foster children, who range in age between 4 and 18 years old.
“The peacemakers are always the victims,”said Charlese’s aunt, Charleen Dennis.
According to reports, the entire altercation began over a text message.
“I don’t know what it said, but I would love to know. It’s sad that she was the only one who was hit. She didn’t have anything to do with the fight. The whole family is hurting. Words can’t explain,” Charleen said.
“She’s a beautiful, kind and loving person. She would take in homeless people. She’ll give you her last. I don’t know what’s going to happen to those kids,”she continued.
The victim was also an aspiring hip hop artist and even recorded a song with popular rapper Gucci Mane titled “Ms. Atlanta.” It’s unfortunate that her young life was cut short due to senseless gun violence.
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