Death – Woman shot, killed outside Clayton County gas station, one arrested

Death – Obituary

Ja’quarius Thomas (Clayton County Sheriff’s Office)

Police in Clayton County arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of a woman at a gas station on Sunday evening.

Ja’quarius Thomas was charged with malice murder and weapon charges.

Clayton County police said officers arrived around 9:35 p.m. at the QuikTrip locations in the 5300 Block of Riverdale Road and found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers tried to stabilize and reviver her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thomas was taken into custody and later booked into the Clayton County jail.

The name of the victim has not been released.

A motive in the crime is still under investigation.



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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.