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Police: Atlanta cop arrested in woman's murder

Hapeville, Ga.--An Atlanta police officer is accused of shooting a Hapeville, Ga. woman and burning her body, reports CBS46.

On Aug. 22, a Hapeville city employee found the burning body of Vernicia Woodard, 26.

Police said Woodard was shot multiple times and set on fire in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence.

The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem Zeus Rana, an officer with the City of Atlanta Police Department, on charges of murder, arson and kidnapping.

He was arrested around 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He was attempting to get board a flight to Mexico, according to police.

Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs Director Carlos Campos told CBS46 that Rana has been relieved of duty.

"We must allow the justice system to run its course. But these clearly are very disturbing allegations that are not in line with the expectations we have for our officers, and will be immediately dealt with," Campos said.

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