Police have identified Tamanika Woods as the woman fatally shot near a McDonald’s in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday, with 19-year-old T’Niya Evans now facing charges in connection with the incident. Atlanta Police Lt. Germain Dearlove informed Fox 5 Atlanta that the shooting, which occurred around 3 p.m. at 1166 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, stemmed from an escalating dispute between customers.
While details about whether the altercation transpired inside or outside the fast food establishment were not disclosed, bystanders managed to apprehend the suspect until officers arrived. Woods, 30, was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition but succumbed to her injuries.
Evans has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and theft by receiving stolen property. She is currently held at Fulton County Jail and is expected to make her first court appearance on Friday.
A close friend of Woods expressed deep sorrow, describing her as a “loving, family-oriented woman.” Struggling to comprehend the motive behind the fatal shooting, the friend shared fond memories of Woods, remembering her as a “humble, sweet-spirited young lady” who was cherished by many. The tragic incident has left those close to Woods grappling with the unexpected loss.