An Austell teen has been charged in what appears to be the accidental but fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Marietta woman, according to the Cobb County Police Department.
Christopher Morris, 17, is being held at the Cobb jail on involuntary manslaughter and weapons possession charges connected to the shooting, jail records show.
Cobb police responded to reports of a person shot on Mesa Valley Way, just off the East-West Connector at about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Wayne Delk, a spokesman for the police department. Upon arrival, officers found 18-year-old Ka'Mani' Kirkland, of Marietta, inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound, Delk said.
Police say Kirkland was transported to Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, where she was pronounced dead.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3945.