ALPHARETTA, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The man accused of killing a woman who he knew in a bank parking lot remained in jail Monday. The Alpharetta man faces a murder charge for the weekend shooting death.
The shooting happened at a Wells Fargo on the corner of N. Main Street and Academy Street around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Alpharetta Police identified the victim as Tynesha Evans, 45, of Alpharetta.
The suspect, 58-year-old Othnel Inniss, was arrested at the scene. He was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a firearm. Iniss was a no-show for court Monday morning.
Alpharetta Police said they responded to reports of shots fired and found Evans laying in the parking lot. At the time of the shooting, an armed witness who was driving by the bank heard the shot, got out to help, confronted Innis, ordering him to drop his weapon, and waited until officers arrived on scene.
Officers immediately handcuffed the Alpharetta man and took him into custody without incident.
Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun at the scene.
Police said the victim and the suspect were in an on-again, off-again relationship and reportedly had been involved in an argument before the shooting. The woman’s family dispute that claim, saying the two never dated.