Woman killed on Wood Bend Drive in Stone Mountain identified

DeKalb County police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at an apartment complex Thursday morning.

Homicide investigators responded to the scene at the East Ponce Village apartments on the 1700 block of Wood Bend Drive in Stone Mountain.

Officials say a resident discovered the body of a Black woman just after 5:30 a.m. in front of one of the buildings.

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Laquavius Chaney lives at the complex. He heard gunfire overnight.

"I heard what I thought was somebody knocking on my door," Chaney said. "It was gunshots. Saw a young lady running back and forth she wasn't panicking, or any type of fright or terror."

A few hours later, Chaney heard someone in the complex parking lot say someone had been shot.

Thursday's incident comes on the heels of a deadly shooting at the Citgo across the street from the apartments earlier this month. Residents told FOX 5 the murdered man lived at the complex. 

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Police are releasing few details in the case. While investigators work to piece together what happened. She was identified as 34-year-old Timberre Mims later in the day. 

Concerned residents said the area has grown more violent in recent months. 

Shanna Teague said, "I work at night. My mom is telling me at night there's gunshots all the time, fighting and arguing all the time it's getting bad over here."

If you have any information that could help with the investigation, contact the DeKalb County Police Department.