Arrest made in killing of woman at InTown Suites

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Gwinnett County Police have made an arrest in the killing of 64-year-old Christine Walker at the InTown Suites on Stone Mountain Highway in Lilburn.

The Gwinnett Police Homicide Unit has obtained warrants for 24-year-old Tyree J. Simmons, of Lithonia,


According to police, Simmons, who was already in custody at the Gwinnett County Detention Center for an unrelated arrest, is charged with: Malice of Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Walker was asleep in a hotel room on Feb. 22 when someone fired gunshots into the room. Walker was struck by at least one of the rounds, killing her.

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