Chicago R&B singer Ann Marie – born Joann Marie Slater – was arrested Tuesday (Dec. 1) after allegedly shooting her friend, Sandillo Wright, 24, in the head at an Atlanta hotel. Slater is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
TMZ obtained audio of the 911 call made after the shooting, where Slater is heard frantically screaming “I love you, baby” to Wright as he laid face down in a pool of blood. Slater told dispatchers that the shooting was an accident and implied that the gun went off while she was reaching for a towel.
According to the police report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta police were met with a pool of blood upon entering the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel room. Wright was seen on the floor by the bed with a gunshot wound to the forehead that exited through his left temple. Law enforcement found two shell casing at the scene.
Wright was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and his condition has not been released.
As for Slater, the Tripolar artist reportedly told police at the scene that “the gun had fallen off a table and went off, shooting Wright in the head,” TMZ reports. After further investigation, Slater was booked on the aforementioned charges at Fulton County Jail.