APD: Driver intentionally hit, killed pedestrian in SE Atlanta



ATLANTA, Ga. - Police are now investigating the death of a pedestrian hit and killed in southeast Atlanta as a homicide.

Family members have identified the woman as 53-year-old Marilyn Redding, a mother of 10 children. Redding also goes by the nickname, "Apple."

Atlanta police said the victim was intentionally run over by a driver around 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Gartrell Street and Boulevard. Witnesses said Redding was trapped under the car and the driver tried backing up to run her over again.

Witnesses reportedly pulled the man out of the car and held him until police arrived.

Monday morning, police identified the driver as Alex Mason, 63. He was taken to the hospital but will be booked into jail on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

Police said the driver and the victim had an altercation about three weeks ago. The relationship of the driver and the victim is unknown at this time.