Police have arrested an Atlanta police officer accused of shooting a woman and burning her body in Hapeville.
The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem
Zeus Rana on the charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. He was
arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport attempting to get on a flight to Mexico.
On Aug. 22, a Hapeville city employee found the body of a woman on fire at the end of Elm Street.
Police said the woman, Vernicia Woodard, 26, was shot multiple times and set on fire in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence.
Hapeville police said Rana and Woodard met on Craigslist for a
"romantic exchange" and the night she was killed was the first time they
had met in person.
Rana was questioned Wednesday by police. Later in the day evidence at
the scene and Internet correspondence led them to consider him a
suspect, but police couldn't find hi