Jacksonville woman murdered in Atlanta day before 36th birthday

A Jacksonville woman who worked as an actress and model was shot and killed in Atlanta on the eve of her 36th birthday.

Atlanta police say Jokisha Brown, who was known as Kisha, was shot multiple times Friday night while sitting in her car in front of a strip mall in northeast Atlanta.

Friends say Brown went to the area get her makeup done. It appears she was shot through the front passenger side window.

Homicide investigators say they have not identified any suspects and have no motive for the murder. It's unclear whether the victim was targeted or the shooting was a random attack.

Police are collecting evidence including a number of shell casings.

"We're actually interviewing witnesses on the scene. We do have a number of people who were on the scene when the incident occurred,” said Atlanta Police Captain Ben McGee.

Brown's brother Marlon was shot and killed at a Jacksonville strip club in March, and Action News Jax spoke to Brown after she drove from Atlanta to the scene.

Friends came to the scene early Saturday morning to make memorial for Brown, a well-known actress and model and mother of a teenage son.

Brown's friend, Jordan Jackson and others, confirmed to Steve Gehlbach that Brown had been the victim of a violent and elaborate abduction from her Gwinnett County home. She escaped only by jumping from a moving car.

"She went through a hard, very, very hard time with this breakup," Jackson said. "She steadily voiced it, she feared for her life that something might happen to her."

Investigators have not named a suspect or motive, but police have been looking for Brown's ex-boyfriend Alfredo Capote since April for rape and kidnapping.

Police have not said if Capote is wanted for the murder, but he's still on the run.

"It's her birthday, and all of sudden she's gone. Gone too soon. I just can't believe it," said Brown's friend.

One of her last Facebook posts says she thanked for the Lord for always being in her life and asked for strength.

Brown's family set up a GoFundMe account to to assist with her funeral expenses.

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