POINT EAST, Ga. – The family of a woman who was killed in East Point over the weekend is seeking justice in the wake of her murder. This comes after East Point Police confirmed Tanasia Conwell, 26, was shot dead outside a recording studio on Nabell Avenue on Friday night.
“It’s just a tragedy right now,” the victim’s mother, Arkevia Conwell, told FOX 5. “It was my baby, my firstborn, 26 years old, who was taken from his three children.”
Conwell said she got the call no parent wanted Friday night, informing her that Tanasia was the victim of that shooting. That call came from her 5-year-old grandson, who was with her mother and two siblings at the time.
“I called my daughter, got no answer, kept calling, still got no answer, so I called my 5 year old grandson’s phone when I called his phone, he said, ‘Ma Keke…that boy shot my mom,’” Conwell recalled.
It is currently unknown why Tanasia was in the recording studio. Conwell said her daughter loves to dance, loves music and her children, ages 3, 5 and 7, are her number one priority.
“She had just gotten a new car, she had just moved into her new apartment, she was working at amazon, so for a 26-year-old she had potential,” she said.
Tanasia’s grandmother, Felicia Conwell-Thomas, said while the family came together to help raise their children, she would not rest until the person responsible for her granddaughter’s death was behind them. bars.
“I can’t say rest in peace Tanasia because I won’t be at peace until justice is served,” she said. “It’s time for the violence to stop.”
A spokesperson for the City of East Point said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and although this is the second shooting at a recording studio in East Point in two months, it is This is the first incident in this particular recording studio.
Officials said Police Chief Shawn Buchanan is now working with the city attorney to review the policies in place around recording studios in hopes of preventing another situation in the future.
Conwell’s family said Willie Watkins Funeral Home will provide funeral services. There is also a GoFundMe page which has been set up to help Tanasia’s mother take care of her three children.