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ATLANTA, Ga. -

An assistant district attorney for Fulton County has come a long way since her estranged husband shot her three times back in April.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says Assistant D.A. April McConnell, 32, was one of two people shot during what investigators believe was a domestic dispute. Police identify the second victim as 39-year-old Levon Hailey of Lithonia.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of Fairway Circle. Police say they believe McConnell's estranged husband, Tranard McConnell, fired multiple shots in her vehicle during the encounter. They say McConnell was struck 3 times by the bullets and Hailey once.

The shooting occurred just days after McConnell filed for divorce.

The body of Tranard McConnell was found by police later Friday afternoon in a pond at the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, just miles from the shooting scene. Investigators say he died from a self-inflicted shot to the head. The gun used in the shooting was found nearby.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard was in Arizona on business at the time of the shooting. Upon hearing the news, he immediately flew back to Atlanta.

McConnell tells FOX 5 she has limited memory of the shooting, but forgives her now deceased husband. The Emory Law School graduate is determined to bounce back from the near death experience through perseverance.

“I am going to get back in the courtroom. My career is just starting and it has a long road to go,” said McConnell.


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