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Woman shot, killed in Hoover apartment identified

Published: Nov. 9, 2015 at 1:49 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2015 at 1:49 PM CST
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HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have now identified the woman shot and killed over the weekend in a Hoover apartment.

Tawanda Denise Thomas was shot and killed inside an Alpine Village apartment Sunday afternoon, the Jefferson County Coroner confirmed.

Officer found Thomas shot after responding to a hang-up 911 call.

She was transported to UAB Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 23-year-old male relative of Thomas was taken into police custody following the shooting, according to Hoover police.

His name has not been released yet, and he is in the Hover City Jail pending former charges.

Initial investigation points to an escalated family argument as the cause of the shooting.

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