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When they arrived about 10:30 p.m., a man was at the scene with a gunshot wound. He was stable when he was taken to Grady hospital.

“Witnesses stated they heard shots fired in the area but did not see what occurred,” police said. No information on a suspect was provided.

About 9:50 p.m., police were sent to the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after a man was shot, authorities said. The victim was taken to Grady, where he was stable Sunday.

About 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, officers investigated a shooting in the 200 block of Wellington Street.

The victim told police he had been shot during a “physical altercation.” During the incident, the suspect’s weapon discharged by accident, grazing him, police said.

The suspect ran away following the flight and subsequent shooting and has not been found.

“The victim refused to cooperate during the investigation and refuse to be transported for medical attention,” police said.

All four incidents remain under investigation.

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The AJC also found many of the Fulton authority’s deals lowered the potential to raise tax money for completion of the Atlanta Beltline."},{"_id":"IABSMAOZRZEXFOY6DG3BTJFFNU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628539366834},"type":"text","content":"DAFC granted preliminary or final approval to more than $328 million in tax breaks to developers and major corporations since January 2018, the AJC’s analysis found. 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What is a tax abatement? Tax abatements are a kind of tax break offered by a county or city development authority. DAFC offers a 25% discount spread over 10 years on a company’s county, city and school taxes. DAFC says the deals help grow jobs, boost the Fulton economy and pump up the county’s tax rolls as revenues increase after projects are built even with the tax breaks. But critics say if a project would be built anyway, it amounts to a giveaway that thrusts more of the burden to fund services and schools on other taxpayers.

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What is a tax allocation district (TAD)? A TAD is a zone where property tax collections for a city, county and schools are frozen, but new revenue from rising property taxes in that area are directed to pay for things like infrastructure, parks and other public benefits. Granting abatements in a TAD can be a good investment to jumpstart development there, but critics say granting them after an area is booming defeats their purpose and can delay their sunset or repayment of bonds used to build the infrastructure.

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The AJC launched an analysis of DAFC tax breaks after DAFC officials said at a recent county meeting that their new focus is to assist poorer sections of the county south of I-20. Reporters combed DAFC meeting minutes and other public records to identify every project approved for a tax break since 2018. DAFC started publishing estimated values of its tax breaks in 2019, and the AJC produced its own estimates for deals approved in 2018. AJC reporters plotted projects on a map that included the boundaries of Tax Allocation Districts to determine projects that fell within TADs, and to learn the overall distribution of projects in the county. The AJC analysis estimates DAFC-approved projects will cut tax bills for developers more than $328 million through 2031. Two-thirds of the value of the tax breaks are located in fast-growing areas north of I-20.

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Marietta police said a combination of tips from the public and “solid investigative work” led to Dominguez-Carvajal being identified as the alleged shooter."},{"_id":"MYJUSM4FSVCDLDR3QFVFI2OIJQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628865774460},"type":"text","content":"“We spoke with other residents at the motel, and within a few hours we had identified her as a suspect,” McPhilamy said Friday."},{"_id":"2GGAGYJC35BTFJWJ2NKU7YUDXE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628865000081},"type":"text","content":"Dominguez-Carvajal was booked into the Cobb County Jail on Friday without bond, online records show."},{"_id":"GNE4XW62Q5FHJCAQGFM5CZUDSY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1628865000082},"type":"text","content":"— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates."}],"display_date":"2021-08-13T18:44:17.550Z","headlines":{"basic":"Woman charged in deadly shooting at Marietta motel"},"first_publish_date":"2021-08-13T14:49:34.456Z","taxonomy":{"sections":[{"path":"/news","parent":{"default":"https://www.ajc.com/"},"_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","_id":"/news","additional_properties":{"original":{"parent":{"AmpNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","default":"https://www.ajc.com/","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","LoggedOutMenu":null,"MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.ajc.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/"},"site":{"site_url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","site_title":"Atlanta GA News | Top News Page"},"navigation":{"nav_title":"News"},"inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"News","Sponsor":{"sponsor_url_open_new_tab":"true","sponsor_desktop_banner":"","sponsor_mobile_banner":"","sponsor_url":""},"_id":"/news","ancestors":{"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"LoggedOutMenu":[],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"TopicsBar":[]},"order":{"AmpNav":1001,"default":1001,"SectionMap":1018,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"ComposerNav":1135}}},"_website_section_id":"ajc./news","type":"section","version":"0.6.0"}],"primary_section":{"path":"/news","name":"News"},"tags":[{"text":"breaking-news.ajc"},{"text":"crime-news.ajc"},{"text":"publicsafety.ajc"},{"text":"atlanta-now"},{"text":"teamjennifer"},{"text":"cobb county"},{"text":"marietta"},{"text":"ajc top news"}]},"type":"story","last_updated_date":"2021-08-13T18:44:17.739Z","canonical_url":"/news/woman-charged-in-deadly-shooting-at-marietta-motel/4ZLO7XP2GFEOBOWSHOK5YL7KFM/","promo_items":{"basic":{"credits":{"affiliation":[{"name":"Cobb County Sheriff's Office","type":"author"}],"by":[{"name":"Cobb County Sheriff's Office","type":"author","byline":"Cobb County Sheriff's Office"}]},"subtitle":"Marietta arrest","width":1000,"caption":"Crystal Noemi Dominguez-Carvajal faces murder and aggravated assault charges in Thursday morning's shooting at a Marietta motel.","type":"image","url":"https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/BZJLCQYV2REULDKTQDR6ETICYQ.jpg","height":563}},"_id":"4ZLO7XP2GFEOBOWSHOK5YL7KFM"},{"content_elements":[{"_id":"VCSGEDTWMBFZPHC5OW2QKX4YF4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190721},"type":"text","content":"The Atlanta Police Department is investigating more than 90 homicides so far this year. 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One 16-year-old, whose name was not released, was charged with murder."},{"_id":"TYDYK5KG4FAU5IW7P6TQXF4CLE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"71"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468200},"type":"text","content":"June 30: Mario Peterson, 43, was shot to death at an apartment complex on Vanira Avenue shortly after midnight June 24. A suspect, Sequoyah Howard, 32, was later charged with murder. Peterson was a father of four and lived in Peoplestown, according to his online obituary."},{"_id":"JEPMOIAHWJAMND74FZII74JIHU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"70"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468199},"type":"text","content":"June 26: Bailey Dee, 20, was killed in a drive-by shooting around 1:30 a.m. outside a condominium building in the 200 block of Piedmont Avenue, according to Atlanta police. 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Officers responded shortly before 6 p.m. and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds."},{"_id":"4OIAN7FROVBSXLTM5ZKPHUJG2I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"67"}],"comments":[],"_id":1624476034222},"type":"text","content":"June 23: One passenger, 35-year-old Kevin Fulton, was killed and another was critically injured after their rideshare driver opened fire outside a northeast Atlanta gas station, police said. The driver, Nigel Nembhard, 36, was charged with felony murder and aggravated assault."},{"_id":"VHVMAKJYGNBK7MP5U74N3UG3D4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"66"}],"comments":[],"_id":1624476034221},"type":"text","content":"June 22: A double shooting at a northeast Atlanta apartment complex left one person dead and another injured, police said. Officers arrived at the 400 block of Central Park Place around 4:45 p.m. regarding a person shot, police confirmed. Malik Campbell, 30, died at the scene."},{"_id":"OGDOD2XF3BGWXNUJ2PTNK4J45A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"65"}],"comments":[],"_id":1624476034220},"type":"text","content":"June 20: A 37-year-old man, later identified as Rasttish Fallen was shot and killed at 421 Boulevard NE, Atlanta police said. Police identified Eddie Jackson, 52, as the murder suspect and he surrendered the same day. Witnesses said Jackson and Fallen argued before shots were fired in the northeast Atlanta neighborhood."},{"_id":"ZT7EJPP53ND5NHCTOAKYEX5FZQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"64"}],"comments":[],"_id":1623674132599},"type":"text","content":"June 13: Corey Burnett, a 26-year-old man, died after he was found shot near a southeast Atlanta gas station in the 1600 block of Eastland Road. Investigators believe he was shot less than a mile away on Montvallo Terrace, according to a police report. Burnett lived in Lithonia, according to his obituary."},{"_id":"BBXXE4UWS5GAHP2ZD6MQB4XBCM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"63"}],"comments":[],"_id":1623418969598},"type":"text","content":"June 11: Diamond O’Neal, 23, shot in northwest Atlanta. O’Neal was found in an apartment near the intersection of West Lake Avenue and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, police said. After a man was found shot at a nearby gas station, officers followed a trail of blood to a nearby apartment complex. On June 17, 28-year-old Vorquis Williams was arrested and charged with murder and two counts of aggravated assault."},{"_id":"R5JKQMWOUBBZXPVHQBVEBRWVGE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"62"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468190},"type":"text","content":"June 4: Eddie Walker, 71, hit with a hammer May 25 on Herring Road in southwest Atlanta. Investigators found the hammer beside Walker, who was found in an abandoned home. He died June 1 and the case became a homicide investigation. An arrest warrant was issued for a suspect."},{"_id":"RTEB2AJMMRBEHCIPLT5J3YIQEY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"61"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622832895090},"type":"text","content":"June 3: Courtney Lyons Jr., 21, shot on Perry Boulevard. Lyons’ body was found just after 8 a.m. at the Westside Crossing Apartments. He lived in Loganville, according to his online obituary."},{"_id":"NKSWRFP3MBF5FMBUGUD2MXC2FI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"60"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190781},"type":"text","content":"June 2: Justine Bernard, 19, shot on Auburn Avenue. Bernard was shot while visiting Atlanta, according to police. Nyasia Reeves, a 20-year-old suspect, was arrested and charged with murder. Bernard was a student at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, according to the university."},{"_id":"HW3HLR5UMZCEBCZWYRANPBHWLU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"59"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190780},"type":"text","content":"June 1: Ray Gibson, 29, on Harwell Road. Gibson was found shot in the parking lot of the Vue at Harwell apartment complex."},{"_id":"U4OYLYU6CZFVPD77XGHJ6Z56N4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"58"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190778},"type":"text","content":"May 31: Michael Gary, 46, shot on Fairburn Road. Gary was killed in a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of the Fairburn Gordon Apartments. 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Jackson Jr. was shot in his own bedroom, according to his family and police. Jamarion Ivory, 18, was charged with his murder."},{"_id":"NIQM4PM2WRC55NWJJP7O57AJQI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"56"}],"comments":[],"_id":1623110649793},"type":"text","content":"May 28: Jaques Gresham, 26, on William H. Borders Drive Gresham was killed in a drive-by shooting in southeast Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood. He is survived by a young daughter, according to a GoFundMe page."},{"_id":"CC42BUCKMRG6ZHTLWLBB47GKG4","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"ER6WESPMU5DJ3POLFX4ADSZK6M"},"type":"raw_html","content":""},{"_id":"UZKDABTRERA67CIFUJCFEEZWUI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"55"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190775},"type":"text","content":"May 27: Jaquayon Gibson, 19, shot on Larchwood Road. Gibson died after being shot multiple times following a dispute in southwest Atlanta."},{"_id":"XB7BQTHDE5CSDKJU4S7PKATQHQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"54"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190774},"type":"text","content":"May 22: Zechariah Tyrell Guyton, 19, shot at a house party on Lanvale Drive. Guyton was one of two shot at a southwest Atlanta home, but the other victim survived, according to police."},{"_id":"VN7ORGOJFZF7ZOG7N3WVYE656E","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"53"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468178},"type":"text","content":"May 14: Vernon Harper, 30, shot on Lang Drive. The father of two was killed while visiting a friend, according to investigators. He was killed during an argument. In June, James McClendon, 45, was charged with felony murder."},{"_id":"ZKQP7MFH7BHKXFJSCLNQDSLI2U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"52"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190773},"type":"text","content":"May 17: Keith Sharpe, 43, shot on Piedmont Road. Sharpe was killed in the bathroom of the Azule Restaurant and Lounge in Buckhead. An arrest warrant was issued for a suspect."},{"_id":"2MJDSYF7DNHUPJ64MH3NIOLNZE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"51"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190772},"type":"text","content":"May 17: Alan Turner, 29, shot on Metropolitan Parkway. A 15-year-old boy was arrested and faces multiple charges related to Turner’s death at Metro Mart USA in southwest Atlanta."},{"_id":"GHDW36YURBDJVLRSJOOK7ECWQE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"50"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468171},"type":"text","content":"May 17: Alicia Merrell, 27, shot on Magnolia Way. 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In May, the baby’s mother, Erica Brown, was arrested charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to children."},{"owner":{"sponsored":false,"id":"ajc"},"address":{},"syndication":{},"caption":"Tykeisha Dixon (left) and her husband Luke Henderson were reported missing from their Roswell apartment on Friday. 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Investigators believe the Roswell woman was shot in Atlanta and her body later dumped in Illinois. Her husband was later located in Washington and charged with her death."},{"_id":"XD3OA6CQC5HMBC6WSXGKOX2BF4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"46"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190767},"type":"text","content":"May 9: Lenwood Colbert, 58, shot on Forrest Park Road. Colbert was found shot inside a parked Ford Fusion, according to police. He died after being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. A suspect was later arrested."},{"_id":"XD3OA6CQC5HMBC6WSXGKOX2BF4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"45"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190767},"type":"text","content":"May 9: Adrian Zavala, 54, shot on Jonesboro Road. Zavala was killed at the Colony South mobile home park, according to police. 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Johnson was shot near a busy shopping center across the street from Maynard Jackson High School, where she was a student. A woman, Elizabeth Parham, was later charged with her murder."},{"_id":"KGP6XROERFHC7AGB4RNC6LPWXU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"42"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190762},"type":"text","content":"April 29: Anthony Parker, 35, shot on Polar Rock Terrace. Six men were shot, but all but Parker survived following the incident at a southwest Atlanta home, according to police. He lived in Ellenwood, according to his obituary. No arrests have been made."},{"_id":"TSWL76DYHJFMZPGHXL7A4GQ6WI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"41"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190761},"type":"text","content":"April 29: Daylon Wilson, 21, shot on Chappell Road. Wilson was among seven people who were shot, killing two, in two separate incidents that occurred less than 30 minutes apart. 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No arrests have been made in his case."},{"_id":"6E4NIDVGNBH3PBSXCSCYR7LKQE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"38"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190758},"type":"text","content":"April 15: Stephon Middleton, 19, shot on Custer Avenue. Investigators believe Middleton, who was visiting from Ohio, was walking with another man and the two got into a car together. There were shots fired, and the teen’s body was dumped into the street. Derrion Johnson, 19, was arrested days later in Ohio and charged with murder."},{"_id":"2KHXKWVEYRCJPFIKUPUKRD44AU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"37"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190757},"type":"text","content":"April 7: Tahji Williams, 30, shot on William H. Borders Drive. Williams was killed outside a business at Selena S. Butler Park along Borders Drive. A suspect was later arrested."},{"_id":"QQLLWYAY5FC33DB4DQGQDIO3ZU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"36"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190756},"type":"text","content":"April 4: Christian Manzanarez, 19, shot on Woodland Avenue. Manzanarez was found dead at a Lenox Road apartment complex, a few blocks from where he lived. A teenager was charged with his murder."},{"_id":"JAJXJETQSBGMFP6TZ6LIXZVC4A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"35"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468156},"type":"text","content":"March 31: De’Misha Williams, 22, was shot April 25, 2020, at a package store on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. Nearly a year later, the case was ruled a homicide and a suspect was arrested."},{"_id":"G7VQPTCQWJFNBFKSJOYWCORAMA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"34"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190755},"type":"text","content":"April 2: Michael Bowden, 39, shot on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. 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Six weeks later, a suspect, Damieon Rutland, was arrested in Oklahoma."},{"_id":"2MPRERGU7JCCBA5ZMMQYNPTYNA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"31"}],"comments":[],"_id":1622819190751},"type":"text","content":"March 26: Elexia Banks, 40, shot on Alexandria Drive. Banks was killed outside Deerwood Park in southwest Atlanta. In surveillance footage, a man can be seen standing next to a red vehicle and firing a gun before leaving the scene. The case remains under investigation."},{"_id":"TGS2TQ2DERHH3BGSWG22RY32AU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[{"pos":0,"comment":"30"},{"pos":305,"comment":"need report"}],"comments":[],"_id":1628821468151},"type":"text","content":"March 26: Tariq Lockhart, 28, shot March 7 on Howell Place. Lockhart who lived in Memphis, died after being shot in the chest at a southwest Atlanta home. 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⚠️⚠️Please avoid Forest Parkway at Jonesboro Road as there is a large fire 🔥, a lot of smoke in the area and lanes of travel closed.🛑🚧🚧🛑

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Forest Parkway at Jonesboro Road is now open!!! Shout out to Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services for spending over 16 hours with us making sure Lake City was safe!

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