Anthony Laquan Goss was arrested Friday (August 23rd) for allegedly killing 21-year-old Te’a Denise Liger during a home invasion, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Liger was a student at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California, and was visiting someone in Atlanta at the time of her murder. According to WSB, Liger was shot in the head inside an apartment early Wednesday morning.
Atlanta police said prior to Liger’s killing, two armed men forced her and two others into the apartment and robbed them. Police are still working to determine if the incident was random or targeted. All three victims, including Liger, were attacked during the home invasion.
Liger was rushed to the hospital, along with the other victims, and later died from her injuries.
“My daughter was 21 and brutally murdered … She was an artist in every way, painting, music and was the brightest spirit. They took her away from her brothers and she won’t be a hashtag or a face on a shirt. She wanted to be a change,” her mother said in a statement.
According to Project Q, police said they do not believe Liger’s sexuality was a factor in the crime.
Goss is charged with kidnapping, rape and murder. He waived his first court appearance and is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.
The second man involved in the brutal crime has not been arrested, according to the Journal-Constitution.