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Atlanta police have person of interest in Raleigh woman's death

Posted July 28, 2010 4:45 p.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2010 5:07 p.m. EDT

— Atlanta police want to talk to a man known to have been in an apartment on the same day that a  Raleigh woman was shot to death there.

Zaquavia Kingsberry, 33, was visiting the home of a friend in the city's Buckhead district.

Officers said the man told them that he left the apartment July 14 and returned to find Kingsberry shot dead.

Police want to talk to Steven Smith. They say he is known to have been in the apartment the day of the shooting and has resisted requests for a statement. 

Kingsberry was an employee of Urban Ministries of Wake County and worked with homeless women in the Helen Wright Center for Women, according to human resources manager Kathleen Donahue.

Sam McLean, director of crisis support for Urban Ministries, said he learned about Kingsberry's death in a late-night phone call and said he and other staffers were devastated by the news.