Police have arrested a 63-year-old man and charged him with intentionally running over a 53-year-old woman on Sunday night in southeast Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the woman died after being struck at about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Gartrell Street and Boulevard, per Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones.
Police at the scene told Channel 2 Action News that the victim, identified by family members as Marilyn Redding, a mother of 10, was intentionally run over.
The driver was identified as Alex Mason, Jones said.
“It was reported by witnesses that Mr. Mason revved the engine in his vehicle, drove the vehicle towards the victim while she was walking on the sidewalk, jumped the curb and struck the victim,” Jones said.
Redding died at the scene.
Police told Channel 2 that Mason had an argument with Redding about three weeks ago.
Witnesses allegedly pulled Mason out of the vehicle and held him until police came.
Mason faces charges of aggravated assault and murder. He was treated for minor injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital and then transferred to the Fulton County Jail late Monday morning, according to jail spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.
Flanagan said Mason, who has several previous arrests in Fulton County, will appear before a judge in court Tuesday.
In 1997, Mason was charged with simple battery, according to jail records. He was also arrested for cocaine possession, driving on a suspended license and theft in 2001. He faced charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault in 2002 and driving under the influence in 2011.
Kenny Redding, Marilyn’s ex-husband, told FOX 5 he can’t imagine what his ex-wife could have done that led to her death. He says he’s grateful to the witnesses.