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Arrest made in case of woman murdered outside Woodlawn Burger King

24-year-old woman shot and killed in Woodlawn Friday
Posted at 3:12 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 16:12:21-05

WOODLAWN, Md. — Police have made an arrest in the case of a woman who was killed outside a Burger King in Woodlawn.

Adia Smith, 24, was gunned down on November 20 following an argument in the 1600 block of Belmont Avenue.

On Tuesday, Baltimore County Police said they charged 33-year-old Shane L. Walters with her murder.

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WMAR previously reported that prior to her death, Smith was at the nearby Gala Center grieving the loss of a family member.

At some point after the event, police say Smith got into an argument with her boyfriend.

According to charging documents, the two continued arguing as they walked past the restaurant drive-thru.

Around that time Smith's boyfriend began exchanging words with a man believed to be Walters, who was standing at the neighboring Superior Shine Car Wash.

The altercation between the two men quickly turned deadly, with a witness telling police that Walters pulled a gun killing Smith.

Surveillance footage captured Walters fleeing the scene in a vehicle, but not before leaving his cell phone behind which allowed detectives to tie him to the case.

At the time of his arrest, police say Walters was wearing the same sneakers from the day of the murder.

It's unclear if Smith, her boyfriend and Walters knew each other. Police have also not indicated what the argument between the two men was about.