UPDATE (CBS46) — Ray Charles Evans, 31, has been arrested for the death of a woman on Prospect Church Road in Lawrenceville, according to Gwinnett County Police Department.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Shakiyla Sample. Her body was discovered around 4:30 a.m. Sept. 20.

Evans is being charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of Firearm during the commission of a Felony.

Initial story below


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) — An investigation is underway in Lawrenceville after a woman was found dead on Prospect Church Road.

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, officers assigned to the East Precinct responded to a “person shot” call. 

Police say the woman's body was found in a nearby residence with a gunshot wound. 

Details are limited at this time, but a crime scene unit was requested to the scene to determine the motive behind the shooting. 

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. 

To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or click here. 

CBS46 will have the latest details on this developing story as they become available.

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