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19-Year-Old Springfield Woman Fatally Shot

A Springfield man is headed to court to face murder and gun charges in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

Police say 22-year-old Terrance Brown is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Springfield District Court in connection with the shooting Thursday of 19-year-old Tyshianna Atkins.

Police say Brown shot Atkins in the chest in a Federal Street apartment, then dragged her body outside and left it on the sidewalk.

Brown was arrested at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, about five hours after the victim was found. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

It was the city's 11th homicide of the year.

This program aired on July 5, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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