A woman was struck and killed by a car in southeast Atlanta Sunday, and police say it was an intentional act.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the woman died after being hit about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Gartrell Street and Boulevard.
Police at the scene told Channel 2 Action News that the victim, identified by family members as 53-year-old Marilyn Redding, was intentionally run over.
Jones identified the driver as Alex Mason, 63.
“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.
The driver had an altercation with the mother of 10 about three weeks ago, police told Channel 2..
According to Channel 2, witnesses reportedly pulled Mason out of the car and held him until police arrived.
Mason was charged with aggravated assault and murder. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and was 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 go before a judge at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Jail records show Mason was charged with simple battery in 1997, cocaine possession, driving on a suspended license and theft in 2001, armed robbery and aggravated assault in 2002 and DUI in 2011.
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