Woman killed in shooting at Madison apartment complex Saturday, police identify suspect

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MADISON, Tenn., (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in Madison Saturday.

Officers were called to the Rothwood Apartments around 10:15 p.m. for a reported shooting that happened at 9:45 p.m. Investigators said 50-year-old Latonia Johnson was found in the back parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metro police said the victim and suspect knew each other and appeared to have been in an argument before the shooting.

Police identified the suspect as 48-year-old Darlene R. Knight. The investigation revealed Johnson and Knight attended a birthday party at the complex, and got into a fist fight.

Knight left in a vehicle, but returned as Johnson was preparing to leave. Witnesses told police Knight got out of her car with a gun and began to point it at Johnson. Johnson then charged toward Knight, and Knight fired the gun. Johnson was shot and died at the scene.

Knight left before police arrived.

An arrest warrant has been issued charging Knight, who is last known to have lived on Elizabeth Road, with criminal homicide.

Contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 if you know where Knight is.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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