Popular R&B singer Ann Marie (also known as Joann Marie Slater) was arrested by local police in connection to a shooting at the Buckhead Hotel last Dec. 1. She is charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Per the police report, officers responded to the hotel after receiving a call from the hotel of shots being fired. They found the body of a 24-year-old man who had a gunshot wound to the head.

The wounded man was somewhat responsive and managed to respond to questions. He was brought to the Grady Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, CBS 46 reported.

Slater was the only other person at the scene. According to her, the gun fell off the table in the hotel room and went off, hitting the victim.

Ann Marie was reportedly screaming hysterically when police arrived. She was removed from the room and kept on asking officers if the man would be ok. It appears she and the victim grew up together, both from Chicago and were visiting Atlanta.

Ann Marie and the victim are believed to be romantically involved and were on a trip together, HipHopDx claimed.

Atlanta police did not provide any further details on the case as of this writing. The 25-year-old singer was booked at the Fulton County Jail but it was not made clear if she has retained legal representation.

This is not the first time that Ann Marie has been arrested. She was previously charged with simple battery, driving without a valid license, speeding and failure to have a license in 2018, Complex reported.

Ann Marie is best known for her 2018 song "Secret." The song spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart in 2019 and peaked at No. 22. The 25-year-old singer has also released several albums like Ann Marie, Unf—witable, Tripolar, Tripolar 2 and Pretty Psycho and an EP, Misunderstood.

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