A Georgia man was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend, according to WSAV.
The Savannah Police Department announced the arrest of Alphonso Irving, 22, in connection to the shooting. He is in Chatham County jail facing a murder charge.
According to WSAV, police responded to the European Wax Center on Mall Boulevard for a reported shooting on Dec. 15. On scene, police found 19-year-old Natalie Sampayo suffering from life-threatening injures.
“European Wax Center is devastated by the tragic loss of Natalie Sampayo, an associate working at our franchisee’s Savannah location,” European Wax Center said in a written statement, according to WSAV. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Natalie’s family, friends and coworkers. Right now, our sole focus is on taking care of those affected by this tragedy. The center has temporarily closed, and the franchisee is providing support to the associates. We are working closely with law enforcement on its ongoing investigation and are grateful to these first responders for their efforts.”
Smith later died from her injuries at Memorial Health.
According to WSAV, Sampayo had begun her work shift approximately an hour before the shooting.
Police ask that anyone with information on the incident to contact the Violent Crimes Tip Line at 912-525-3124.
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