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DeKalb police: Man kills woman in family's driveway

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DECATUR, Ga. -

DeKalb County police have arrested a 22-year-old Decatur man after they say he shot and killed his girlfriend in his family's driveway on Monday night.

Those who live on Eagle's Nest Circle call the shooting an accident, but DeKalb police say it was a case of murder.

Police say Shikhira Dunson, 20, was shot and killed in the driveway during an argument on Monday night. Carlos Simpson lived in the house with his family, and DeKalb police arrested Simpson early on Tuesday morning. The suspect's mother and father loved Shikhira like she was their own daughter.

"Shikhira. She was a sweet girl. She will tell everybody, ‘I love this child.' Even her mother knows. I don't know what the deal was and stuff like that, but it's something that -- it's hard, it's hard right now," said the suspect's mother, Sheila Simpson.

Dunson and Simpson had a 10-month-old son together.  Her mother, Denise Dunson, said the couple's relationship wasn't a good one, and that they had been off and on for the past three years.   Now, Denise Dunson holds her grandson Raphael close.  She says she'll now raise him, with plenty of help from her extended family.

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