Once at the scene, police found the victim, later identified as 34-year-old Veronica Smart, lying face down on the street.
Smart had a gunshot wound to the head and was unresponsive. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene, according to authorities.
Investigators believe that while driving in the area, Smart’s boyfriend, 31-year-old Eugene Demarcus McKeithan, fired a handgun, fatally wounding Smart.
McKeithan then allegedly pulled the victim from the vehicle and fled the scene, officials said.
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An investigation led to the suspect's arrest later the same day, police said.
McKeithan was charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm.
He was arraigned and booked into jail. He’s due back in court on July 31, officials said.
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