HAPEVILLE, Ga. – 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.
Another week, another unarmed black male gets shot to death by the police.
This latest episode happened in New Iberia in Louisiana. where the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office turned in a report that stated that Victor White, 22, who was handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, suddenly committed suicide by shooting himself in the back.
Before you begin to try to perform the mental acrobatics it takes to bend your mind around the fact that police always search a suspect thoroughly — and claim they still missed the gun — before tossing him the back of a police cruiser, consider this fact:
The autopsy report punches gaping holes in the original police story that’s bigger than the gunshot wounds in White’s dead body. The medical examiner stated that White was shot in the chest, not in the back as the original police report stated five months ago.
Since the Louisiana State Police began their own investigation into the circumstances surrounding White’s mysterious homicide, the Iberia Police Department has suddenly gone quiet.