DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police took a man into custody Friday morning after officers found a woman’s body inside a vehicle outside the DeKalb County jail.
A police spokesperson told FOX 5 that the investigation started about 5:15 a.m. when a man approached a Spalding County deputy outside the DeKalb jail.
The man reportedly told the deputy there was a dead woman in the passenger seat of his vehicle.
According to police, the deputy who was at the jail to transport a prisoner from DeKalb County to Spalding County found the body of the woman, who had been shot to death.
Police quickly responded to the call of a person shot and took the man into custody.
#BREAKING: Dekalb County Police tell me a man drove to the Dekalb County jail this morning to turn himself in after police say he shot and killed a female in his car. Investigators say the woman was found dead in the passenger seat. We’re live this morning on @GoodDayAtlanta. pic.twitter.com/T4cPIkfmyi— Natalie Fultz FOX 5 (@NatalieFFOX5) May 24, 2019
Police think the man shot and killed the woman but don’t know where or why.
Investigating officers put up crime scene tape around the jail parking lot.
Police did not immediately release the names of the man or woman.