JONESBORO, GA (WXIA) -- Federal agents say a gun used to kill an Omaha, Nebraska police officer was purchased in suburban Atlanta. The woman who purchased it has been charged with a federal felony, agents say.
Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents say a woman named Jalita Johnson purchased the gun at Arrowhead Pawn, a Clayton County pawn shop, in April. In May, the agents say her boyfriend used the same gun in a shootout that killed a Nebraska police officer.
"What happened in this instance is not unusual," said State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) Wednesday. He and other critics of Georgia gun laws say the sale of a gun here, traceable to a killing in another state, is all too commonplace.