Man arrested for murder after woman found shot to death in downtown Atlanta condo

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Atlanta Police investigate a deadly shooting at a downtown condo on May 31, 2023. (FOX 5)

A man was arrested for shooting his girlfriend during a fight in a downtown Atlanta condo Wednesday evening, police say.

Douglas Hairston, 30, was charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony.

Officers were called out just before 8 p.m. to an apartment located at 400 W. Peachtree St. NW. Atlanta Police say officers found a 28-year-old woman shot and killed inside a condo on the 29th floor.

Officers took the woman’s boyfriend into custody nearby, police say. Investigators initially labeled him as a person of interest in the case. 

Investigators say a fight between the couple escalated into gunfire.

After a police interview, Hairston was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail.

The name of the woman has not been released.