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Woman killed in College Park home invasion

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

A 22-year-old College Park woman is dead after being shot during a home invasion Wednesday morning, Clayton County Police said.

Shereecka Pitts was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center Wednesday afternoon, according to Officer Kevin Hughes, a Clayton County Police spokesperson.

The incident occurred just before 11 a.m., at Pitts' home in the 1500 block of Norman Crossing, according to Clayton Police Deputy Chief Tim Robinson.

Robinson said Pitts answered a knock at the door, and two men then entered the home.

"They said, 'Give me the money,'" Robinson said.

The two men searched the home, and at some point, Pitts was shot twice, Robinson said. He said he did not know if anything was taken from the residence.

Pitts' two young children, and her 17-year-old sister, were in the house at the time, according to Robinson.

He said the children are being cared for by Pitts' mother.

The two suspects, who fled the scene, are described as black males. One is said to be tall, with a goatee or facial hair. The other was described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a Mohawk "with designs shaved into the side," Robinson said.

Late Wednesday afternoon, police released sketches of the pair suspected in the shooting.

Shanna Summerville, 26, who lives on Norman Crossing near where the incident occurred, said two men knocked on her door Monday night and asked for a female whose name she could not recall. She said she did not open the door.

One of the men said they must have the wrong house and they walked off, Summerville said. She said she called police and reported the incident that night.

"I've never had a problem with this neighborhood," Summerville said. "It's so quiet and peaceful back here."

She said Wednesday's shooting has changed her mind about the neighborhood.

"I called the guy who sold me the house, and I'm selling the house," she said.

Anyone with information in the case was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.