28-Year-Old Gunned Down in Atlanta’s Upscale Hotel District

by Xara Aziz
(Photo by Jonathan Jones/AJC)

An Atlanta woman has been pronounced dead after she was involved in a shooting in Atlanta’s Downtown Hotel District Wednesday evening.

Shorting before 8:00 PM, officers were dispatched to reports of gunfire on 400 W. Peachtree St. NW near Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. When they arrived at the scene, they found Breanna Woods, 28, critically wounded.

First responders rushed to the scene where she succumbed to her wounds. Reports say the shooting took place in Atlanta’s upscale Twelve Downtown Hotel high-rise building.

One day after the shooting, police confirmed 30-year-old Douglas Hairston was taken in as a suspect in the murder. He has been charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony.

SUSPECT: Douglas Hairston | Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

He has been booked and in custody at the Fulton County Jail.

The news comes on the heels of a string of homicides plaguing the Atlanta community in recent months. On Friday, Shine My Crown reported that an Atlanta exotic dancer was shot dead while in an Uber in the city’s upscale Buckhead area, police confirmed Tuesday.

Teisha Brewley, who was also known as Tisha Brodie and Tavi Baddie, was near the intersection of Lindbergh Drive and Adina Drive shortly before 5 AM when she was murdered. She was 30.

Brewley was a social media influencer of Guyanese descent who had recently celebrated her 30th birthday. Police believe the shooting was targeted but no suspects have been named.

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The victim had a large following on TikTok and Instagram, where she amassed more than 40,000 followers. She was also active on the digital platform, OnlyFans.

Police say Brewley had ordered an Uber after working a shift at a strip club on Cheshire Bridge Road. According to WSB-TV, the Uber driver said two vehicles trailed behind his Black Escalade as he and the passenger pulled out of the club’s parking lot. Moments later, the shooting took place, which authorities believe was “targeted.” The Uber driver further stated he believes the shooting was an ambush.

Johari Humbles, a witness at the scene of the shooting, said the victim was less than one mile away from her residence when she was killed.

“Turns out she only lives on the next block,” Humbles said. “So she’s less than a block away from home at that red light.”

Another man spoke to WSB-TV stating that he was awakened out of his sleep from the sound of gunshots. “It sounded like a war was going on outside,” Nic Taylor said. “I was shook. I mean, usually, when you hear gunshots, it’s just like‚ ‘Pow! Pow! Pow!’ and it’s over, but that sounded like a good 20 seconds.”

Both stories are developing.

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