Natchez woman shot dead

Published 6:00 am Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Natchez native was found shot dead in the Atlanta area Tuesday.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Roslyn Nicole Daniels-Tobias was found shot to death in Snellville, Ga.

A man who was wanted for a separate killing was dating Tobias, according to The Journal-Constitution. Khalid Nelson, 27, was shot by police after raising a weapon at officers. Authorities believe Tobias’ death and the earlier death may be connected.

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Tobias, 31, of Lawrenceville was found in the parking lot of a medical center.

Born in Natchez, Tobias graduated from Natchez High School with top honors in 1994, Iman Wallace, a childhood friend, said Wednesday.

“She moved to Atlanta in 2004 to teach,” Wallace said. “She was pursuing a career as a math teacher.”

Tobias graduated from Tougaloo College in Jackson and majored in economics. She was working on finishing her master’s degree in Atlanta.

Wallace, who also lives in Atlanta, said she and Tobias grew up together.

“She loved her family, she loved her children,” Wallace said. “She had a deep love for people. It was hard for her to say no.”

Tobias’ family was still in the Atlanta area Wednesday night, Wallace said.

Tobias is survived by a son, 6, and a daughter, 3, she said.

Nelson was shot by police after he barricaded himself in his home Tuesday and refused to surrender to authorities when they tried to arrest him on charges of killing his friend Saturday, the Atlanta paper said.