Police hunt for jealous woman who gunned down rival over a man

Shontori Gooden (Photo Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)
Shontori Gooden (Photo source: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

Police in Douglas County, Georgia, are on the hunt for a jealous woman who killed over a man. Law enforcement officials are stating that Nyla Foster and Shontori Gooden were arguing in a parking lot over their mutual boyfriend. Both women had recently moved from Lakeland, Florida, to Georgia. A physical confrontation ensued and a friend of both women, identified as Kelia Thomas, intervened. She stated to media, “I ended up breaking up their altercation and thought everything was fine.” It was then that Gooden produced a gun and shot Foster in the thigh. Thomas said Nyla screamed her name and shouted, “She shot me! She shot me!”

Gooden fled the scene and Thomas attempted to get her friend to a hospital. She spotted a deputy and asked for help. Foster later died from her injuries at a local hospital. According to Thomas, the fight could have been avoided and was nothing worth taking a life over. The Douglas County Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. Susan Sweat of the Douglas County Major Case Unit said a murder warrant has been issued for Shontori Gooden, 21, of Cobb County. Sweat said Gooden also goes by the nicknames Tori and Brittney. Sweat described her as a light-skinned Black woman with tattoos. Gooden is 5-foot-5 and weighs 160 pounds.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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