SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the identity of a woman Fairburn police said intentionally hit her boyfriend, who was thrown from the car she was driving after an argument Sunday morning.
The woman has been identified as 30-year-old Sharees Dennard. She has been booked into Fulton County Jail on a murder charge following her boyfriend's death, Fairburn police Sgt. Anthony Bazydlo said.
The incident was initially reported as a fatal hit-and-run in south Fulton County.
Investigators arrived at Highway 92, also known as Campbelton-Fairburn Road, at about 2 a.m. The incident happened where the street crosses Koweta Road, police said. An early investigation determined that a black man in his
mid-30s was walking across Highway 92 when he was run over by a car and killed.
But developments in the case have since revealed that the man was run over by Dennard after a dispute at a nearby residence, police said.
According to a press release from the Fairburn Police Department, "The female then got into her car to leave the residence and the male victim then jumped onto (her) vehicle."
Dennard kept driving southbound on Highway 92 and at some point the man was either thrown or jumped from the vehicle, the release said. Police believe she then intentionally struck her boyfriend with the vehicle.
Tony McDaniel, who lives two doors down from the scene, said he heard a "loud thud," or "solid hit" of some sort.
"(It) sounded like a car wreck, but it just wasn't (any) screeching tires," McDaniel told Channel 2' Sophia Choi.
McDaniel said he then grabbed his dog and ran toward the scene, where he saw two cars accidentally run over the body.
Two witnesses, one in a red car, another in a maroon SUV, called police after the body was struck.
One of them admitted to accidentally running over the body and police believe another person struck the body as well.
Dennard, along with her vehicle, were located at 140 Orchard Street in Fairburn, approximately a half mile from the crime scene. In addition to Dennard being arrested and charged with murder, another person was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, police said.
Fairburn investigators are asking anyone who was driving in that area at about 2 a.m. who thought they may have struck something in the road to call 770-964-1441.