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Fulton Assistant D.A. in Critical Condition After Shooting

The shooting suspect, reported to be the woman's estranged husband, has been found dead in south Fulton County.

April McConnell. Credit: Linkedin
April McConnell. Credit: Linkedin
Update: Saturday, April 26, 8:35 a.m.


Police have confirmed that Tranard McConnell was the man who shot April McConnell and the unidentified man she was with on Friday morning. Investigators have recovered the gun they believe was used in the shooting and that McConnell used to kill himself.

April McConnell, who was shot multiple times during the suspected ambush attack, had a pair of surgeries Friday and is expected to survive. The unidentified man, who was shot once in the face, also is expected to survive.

Original Story

Police are investigating a late Friday morning shooting that has left a Fulton County assistant district attorney in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

April McConnell and an unidentified man were shot while inside a vehicle parked in the 2300 block of Fairway Circle in southwest Atlanta around 11 a.m.

The man was shot in the jaw, but his condition was not as critical as the 31-year-old Emory University Law School graduate who has recently been working on the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating case.

The suspect in the shooting is believed to be McConnell’s husband, Tranard McConnell, whom she filed for divorce from earlier this week.  

WSB TV reported just after 4:30 p.m. that the suspect has been found dead in south Fulton County.

This is a developing story and check back with Patch for updates.

Reality April 26, 2014 at 07:17 AM
Looks like the DA got caught with her hand in the cookie jar and her hubbie got angry. Perhaps she should have learned to have the boyfriend after the divorce. Seems like she would have learned that at her Emory law school. Now taxpayers get to pay for her hospital bills because unlike myself she gets taxpayer health benefits while I just lost my coverage due to Obamabcare!
Sheila Hardeman April 26, 2014 at 08:33 AM
You guys are disgusting a woman is fighting for her life. . No one has the right to try to take your life. If you don't have anything positive to say keep your mouth shut. April is someone daughter, and sister. With comments like this no wander this world is so mess up. Everyone please keeping praying for April recovery.
Larry V April 26, 2014 at 07:57 PM
So sad. Hope she sees a full recovery. Never understood why some people just can't let go. Not all marriages work. Just move on. Never know if the right person is around the next corner. Death isn't a solution, but if you want to kill yourself, it's not your right to take others with you.
erie April 27, 2014 at 07:07 AM
His dad said he was a good son and had a warm heart. Snap!
erie April 27, 2014 at 07:10 AM
Now me myself. I would try to sex her best friend her sister her momma plus her grandmother. Smiling When you go to playing with matters of the heart you must be very careful and not care free!

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