R&B singer Ann Marie arrested after childhood friend is shot in the head at Georgia hotel 25-year-old musician, real name Joann Marie Slater, was arrested Dec. 1 in Atlanta
She’s charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony
Police arrived at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta that night, Slater was reportedly standing beside the bed while screaming and crying hysterically
Officers noted however, that Police noted that although she seemed upset, there were no visible tears from her eyes
Cops also saw a large pool of blood at the entrance of their hotel room before finding the 24-year-old Jonathan Wright lying in bed with a gunshot wound to his forehead
Investigators later found two shell casings in the room, raising more questions about Slater’s accident theory
R&B singer Ann Marie has been jailed on felony charges after a childhood friend was shot in the head at a Georgia hotel last week, a near-fatal shooting that she claims was an accident.
The Chicago-based singer and songwriter has been accused of aggravated assault after a man was shot in the head in a Buckhead hotel Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The 25-year-old musician, born Joann Marie Slater, was arrested Dec. 1 in Atlanta and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, Fulton County jail records show.
Ann Marie told police that the gun “fell off of a table in the hotel room which caused the gun to go off” and hit the man, according to a police report obtained by local news outlets on Monday.
Responding officers arrived at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta around 6:25 p.m. that night to find Slater standing beside the bed while screaming and crying hysterically.
Cops came across a large pool of blood at the entrance of room 614.
Inside, they found 24-year-old Jonathan Wright lying at the foot of the bed with a gunshot wound to his forehead, according to an incident report.
Police noted however, that although Ann Marie seemed upset, there were no visible tears from her eyes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Officers said Wright was “somewhat responsive,” but he was having trouble staying conscious due to the loss of a lot of blood.
Investigators later found two shell casings in the room, raising more questions about Slater’s accident theory.
“A projectile was also found by the bathroom door on the carpet and one in the bathroom tub,” police said. “There was one bullet hole in the door jam, and also one in the cabinet top right corner in the bathroom.”
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, but his condition remains unclear.
Slater reportedly told cops that the pair “grew up” together in Chicago.
The singer is known for her 2018 hit “Secret,” which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart last year.
It is believed that though the singer told detectives that the whole thing was an accident. She said the gun fell off a table in the room, and it discharged, striking him in the head. Ultimately, police were skeptical about her story, because she is currently in a relationship, and Wright whom was shot is being described as her “side dude.”
Online reports suggest that Anne Marie shot Wright – her “side dude” – because she had found out that he had been cheating on her.
Ann Marie who is from Englewood on Chicago’s South Side, is signed to Interscope Records.
According to online arrest records, Ann Marie has been arrested twice in Georgia before the shooting incident.
She was arrested in August 2018 by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on a bench warrant for speeding, driving without a valid license, and failure to have license on person stemming from an incident in 2017.
In November, she was arrested by the Atlanta Police Department on a simple battery charge and was released on a $1,500 surety bond