UPDATE: Fulton Assistant D.A. in Critical Condition After Shooting

The shooting suspect, reported to be the woman's estranged husband, has been found dead in south Fulton County.

Fulton Assistant D.A. April McConnell. Credit: LinkedIn
Fulton Assistant D.A. April McConnell. Credit: LinkedIn
Update: Saturday, April 26, 8:35 a.m.

Police have confirmed that Tranard McConnell was the man who shot April McConnell and the unidentified man she was with on Friday morning. Investigators have recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting and that McConnell used to kill himself.

April McConnell, who was shot multiple times during the suspected ambush attack, had a pair of surgeries Friday and is expected to survive. The unidentified man, who was shot once in the face, also is expected to survive.

Original Story

By Hunt Archbold

Police are investigating a late Friday morning shooting that has left a Fulton County assistant district attorney in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

April McConnell and an unidentified man were shot while inside a vehicle parked in the 2300 block of Fairway Circle in southwest Atlanta around 11 a.m.

The man was shot in the jaw, but his condition was not as critical as the 31-year-old Emory University Law School graduate who has recently been working on the Atlanta Public Schools' cheating case.

The suspect in the shooting is believed to be McConnell’s husband, Tranard McConnell, whom she filed for divorce from earlier this week.  

WSB TV reported just after 4:30 p.m. that the suspect has been found dead in south Fulton County.

This is a developing story, so check back with Patch for updates.


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