UPDATE: Singer Ann Marie, accused of shooting friend in head, out of jail and under house arrest: report
R&B singer Ann Marie, who is accused of shooting a man in the head inside a Georgia hotel room this month, is out of jail and awaiting trial under house arrest, according to a report.
The suspect, born Joann Marie Slater, claims the near-deadly shooting of her childhood friend on Dec. 1 was an accident, telling cops that night that the gun “fell off” of a table and fired at least one round, authorities said.
Slater, 25, was released from a Fulton County jail last week after posting $60,000 bond, online records show.
But a judge has since placed her on house arrest and ordered her to wear an ankle monitor, TMZ reported Sunday. In addition, the Chicago-based singer can only travel for work with prior approval and must have no contact with the victim.
The singer, whose real name is Joann Marie Slater, is from Chicago. Online records viewed by Fox News show that the artist was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail on Dec. 2 for the charges of simple battery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident took place on Nov. 19. As of Tuesday, records show Slater has not been released from custody.
The shooting took place at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel on Peachtree Road, Atlanta police said, according to CBS 46. An officer reported that the victim, who was a 24-year-old man, was responsive when first approached by police.
The outlet, citing a police report, said Slater was listed as a woman at the scene. She allegedly told an officer that the victim was shot after “a gun fell off of a table in the hotel room which caused the gun to go off hitting the victim.”
Slater was allegedly “screaming hysterically,” according to the report. It further states that she was removed from the room where the shooting took place.
Ann Marie was arrested on the charges of simple battery, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
The report notes that Slater asked officers if the victim was OK and explained they were visiting Atlanta. She said they grew up in Chicago together.
Slater boasts 1.2 million followers on Instagram, and 1.15 million on her YouTube account, where she often shares her music with fans.The musician is reportedly best known for her 2018 song titled “Secret.” She released an EP called “Pretty Psycho” last year, and two weeks ago, she shared a video for her song titled “Come Over” featuring Yung Bleu.
Lets hope everything works out for her. Prayers out to her and the victims family.