Pegnant woman fatally shot at east Athens apartment complex


By Joe Johnson

A pregnant woman was fatally shot Monday night at an eastside apartment complex.

Auriel Callaway, 24, was treated at the scene and then transported to the hospital where both she and her unborn child were pronounced dead, according to Athens-Clarke County Public Information Officer Geof Gilland.

Callaway was four to five months pregnant, he said.

At the time she was shot on Carriage Court, Callaway was walking with her toddler son, who Gilland said was not injured.

Police responded to the public housing complex off Barnett Shoals Road at about 9:37 to investigate a report of a gun being fired, Gilland said,

Officers found Calloway on the ground within the complex and provided first aid until paramedics arrived to take her to the hospital, Gilland said.

In the hours after the shooting, investigators executed search warrants at "multiple" apartments at Clarke Gardens and in the process took “multiple individuals" into investigative custody, according to Gilland.

“They are not necessarily suspects,” Gilland said, “ they could be witnesses or they could also be persons of interest.”

Police urged anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Scott Black at (706) 613-3330, ext. 798 or Detective Paul Johnson at ext. 522.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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