UPDATED: Driver Shot and Killed on Interstate-20 Identified; Passenger Charged

Car was pulled over when passenger shot driver, police say.

WSB-TV Facebook page shows police lines around car involved in shooting on I-20.
WSB-TV Facebook page shows police lines around car involved in shooting on I-20.

A shooting on I-20 near I-285 Monday has left a female driver dead and a passenger charged with killing her.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 25-year-old Tyana Boyd of Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Police later charged Boyd's passenger, Corey Jones, 28, with felony murder and aggravated assault, according to Officer John Chafee, a police department spokesman. 

"It appears that the shooting did not occur while the vehicle was driving and that the vehicle was pulled to the left shoulder of the highway," he said in a news release.

Authorities were called to the scene around 3:40 p.m. after a passerby called 911, police said. They found the woman shot in a silver Volkswagen Passat, and her passenger was there when police arrived.

The incident closed two lanes of traffic, causing backups.

Dorrie Boyd March 26, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Prettyqurlrichez Cece Tweepretty March 27, 2014 at 02:27 PM
It's just sad, and the fact that he just sat there and watched her fight for life. ..
DaMoment March 28, 2014 at 06:42 AM
It is truly a shame. Shameful to people of color, shameful to the city. Yet the Bible is being fulfilled. Everybody needs to get Jesus. We've got to turn this trend around.


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