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Singer Ann Marie Arrested In Atlanta After Allegedly Shooting Childhood Friend In The Head
The Chicago singer reportedly told police a gun accidentally discharged after it fell off a table in an Atlanta hotel.
Singer Ann Marie is in custody after allegedly shooting a man in the head at a hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia last week.
Ann Marie, born Joann Marie Slater, was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the Dec. 1 incident, online jail records show.
The shooting took place at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel, according to an incident report obtained by Oxygen.com. Officers with the Atlanta Police Department were called to the hotel to respond to a report of shots fired and upon their arrival found a semi-conscious 24-year-old man who’d been shot in the head. Also on the scene was Slater, who police say was so hysterical that she had to be forcibly removed from the area.
What led to the shooting is unclear. Slater, who is from the Chicago area, told officers that she and the victim grew up together and that they were visiting Atlanta, the incident report states. She claimed that he was shot after a gun fell off of a table and was unintentionally discharged in the process. After Slater was removed from the scene, she continued to ask about the condition of the injured man, police said.
The victim, identified by police as Jonathan Wright, lost copious amounts of blood but was conscious enough at the arrival of police to answer questions; he was then rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
During the course of the investigation, police found two shell casings and two bullets in the room and observed two bullet holes in a door jam and in a cabinet, the incident report states.
Slater, 25, is an R&B singer known for her hit 2018 single “Secret,” which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart in 2019. She released three mixtapes before coming out with her debut EP, “Pretty Psycho,” last year.