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Jun 11, 2021

Matawan Woman Fatally Shot in Atlanta, Georgia

Courtesy of Justine Bernard Facebook page

On Wednesday, June 2, a Matawan woman was fatally shot in Atlanta, Georgia, according to a CBS report.

Justine Bernard, 19, was arguing with another woman, who then shot Bernard. Police have not stated whether or not there was a motive for the shooting.

Bernard drove herself to the ambulance entrance of an Atlanta hospital but later succumbed to her injures.

Nyasia Reeves, 20, was arrested and charged with her death. She is charged with murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony; she remains in jail in Georgia.

Bernard’s death was confirmed by the college she attended, the University of New Haven, which she was planning to graduate from in 2023 with a major in psychology.

Memorial services will be held at 10 am this Saturday, June 12 at Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Route 79 in Morganville.