Atlanta police are investigating the death of a woman in southeast Atlanta who was run over by a car. They say investigation of the events that took place near Edgewood and Boulevard avenues is being classified as a homicide.
The victim was intentionally run over by a driver around at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Gartrell Street and Boulevard, Atlanta police said. After she was run over, witnesses said the woman, who was identified by family members as Marilyn Redding, was trapped under the car and the driver tried backing up to run her over again.
Witnesses pulled the man out of the car and held him until police arrived, according to reports.
Investigators say the 53-year-old Redding had just left the corner store near Boulevard and Gartrell when she was hit. She was walking along the sidewalk when a man driving a PT Cruiser ran her over. Redding, a mother of 10 children is also a grandmother. WSB reports that Redding also goes by the nickname, “Apple.”
Monday morning, police identified the driver as Alex Mason, 63. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to WXIA, but is expected to be taken to Fulton County Jail and charged with murder and aggravated assault. He may also face other charges.
Police said the driver and the victim had an altercation about three weeks ago, but did not elaborate. Police also said that their relationship to one another is unknown at this time.