ATLANTA, Ga. – A woman was fatally shot during an altercation at a McDonald’s in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Tamanika Woods, and a suspect, 19-year-old T’Niya Evans, has been charged with murder in connection to the incident.
According to the Atlanta police, the shooting occurred during an “escalating dispute” between Woods and another customer at the fast food restaurant on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW. Evans now faces charges of murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and theft by receiving stolen property. She has been booked into Fulton County Jail.
Family friends of Woods described her as a loving mother in her 30s, known affectionately as “Nene,” who leaves behind four children.
After being critically wounded, Woods was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Police believe the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation.
Witnesses at the scene reported that customers inside the McDonald’s subdued the suspected shooter until police arrived. Fortunately, there were no children present in the restaurant at the time of the incident, and the establishment has since reopened.
The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, as detectives work to gather evidence and understand the full circumstances surrounding the tragic event.