DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia said they've made an arrest in the 2012 shooting death of a Georgia teen.
Donald Ash, 34, was arrested and charged with murder in the death of 18-year-old Vanessa “Honey” Malone, news outlets reported.
DeKalb County police didn't immediately release details regarding the arrest or how investigators linked Ash to the crime.
Malone told her mother she was going to a friend's house on October 23, 2013. A DeKalb police report said Malone interrupted an armed robbery when she entered her friend's home.
The couple living in the home told police three to six armed men clad in black stormed into their apartment, tied them up and put them in a bathroom, the report said.
The woman told police she heard Malone enter the apartment and scream, then she heard several shots, the report said. When police arrived, the couple was outside the apartment and Malone was “unconscious and not breathing, lying on her right side with several gunshot wounds to the body," the report said.
The couple's names weren't immediately released.
Her death sparked an outcry on social media and her case was featured on The Dr. Oz Show in March. Her family had previously spoken out about the case and expressed distrust in the couple's statements.
The investigation is ongoing. It's unclear whether Ash had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.