Detectives: Suspect arrested for woman's murder in Lawrenceville home

Gwinnett County police say a suspect is under arrest for a deadly shooting in a Lawrenceville neighborhood early Monday morning.

Officials say shortly after 4:30 a.m., officers were called to reports of a person shot on the 1600 Prospect Church Road.

When they got to the scene, the officers found a woman dead with a gunshot wound inside the home. The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Shakiyla Sample.

During their investigation, police say identified a suspect in the shooting as 31-year-old Lawrenceville resident Ray Charles Evans. Officers and members of the Forsyth County SWAT Team arrested Evans Monday and charged him with felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Ray Charles Evans (Gwinnett County Police Department)

Officials have not released the nature of the relationship between Evans and Samples or what led up to the shooting.

If you have information that could help detectives, please call the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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