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Thursday December 12th, 2019 5:13PM

Arrest made in murder of pregnant Athens woman

By AccessWDUN Staff

A 27-year-old Athens woman has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman Monday night. 

Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Spruill announced the arrest of Kerisa Cooper at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Spruill said Cooper was picked up Wednesday night in Cobb County and faces charges of felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 24-year-old Auriel Calloway.

Authorities believe Callaway was outside of her apartment complex in Athens when a fight between teenagers got out of hand, adults got involved and gunfire erupted. Callaway was caught in the crossfire, and both she and her unborn child were killed.

Callaway's 3-year-old son was with her, but he was not harmed. 

Both the victim and the suspect were residents of the Clarke Garden Apartments. 

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