Criminal Justice

Prosecutor shot three times expected to survive; her estranged husband committed suicide, police say

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A Georgia prosecutor who was shot by her estranged husband on Friday was still in critical condition at last report but was nodding her head to response to others following surgery and is expected to survive, authorities said.

April McConnell, a 31-year-old assistant Fulton County district attorney, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after the Friday morning shooting, according to the Alpharetta-Milton Patch and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

She had filed for divorce on April 21, and authorities are calling the shooting a domestic incident. Both she and a male companion, Levon Hailey, 39, were wounded as they sat in the same vehicle, apparently in transit. Shot once in the jaw, he was also critically wounded, but not as seriously as McConnell, who was shot three times, reports another Atlanta Journal-Constitution article.

Her husband, Tranard McConnell, is believed to have committed suicide later by shooting himself in the head at a Fulton County cemetery where his grandparents are buried, according to the newspaper and WSB. His body was found there shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday.

April McConnell is an Emory University law graduate. She is known for her work on the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal.

See also: “Prosecutor is critically wounded when shot in what DA calls a domestic incident”

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