DeKalb Police made two arrests Saturday, Aug. 22, in conjunction with the shooting death of Jameelah Qureshi.
Luis Alberto Porras, 25, and Amanda Dove, 24, each were charged with one count of murder. The pair made a first appearance in Magistrate Court of DeKalb County on Saturday. No other details were available.
According to published reports, Porras knew the victim. Porras was charged with statutory rape in 2007 after Qureshi reportedly accused him of having sex with a 15-year-old relative. Porras, who accepted a plea agreement, was sentenced to eight years probation.
Qureshi, 40, was shot and killed as she sat in her car in the driveway of her home at 678 Kilkenny Circle in Lithonia. She had just arrived at her home when the shooting happened, police said. Qureshi, the mother of four children, was the fiancée of a DeKalb County police officer. Qureshi’s fiancé was not at home at the time of the shooting.
The shooting in the usually quiet neighborhood raised public safety concerns in the community. DeKalb Police have sent one or two patrol cars into the neighborhood since the shooting.
“We want to assure the citizens of DeKalb that we are going to work aggressively to reduce violent crimes in our community and when violent crimes occur, we will spare no effort to apprehend the perpetrators,” said DeKalb Public Safety Director William Z. Miller.