Shooting of prominent businesswoman near Piedmont Park ruled homicide

ATLANTA — The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office is listing the shooting death of a prominent Atlanta executive a homicide even as the investigation into her death continues.

Diane McIver died early Sunday morning, a couple of hours after police say she was shot while riding in an SUV in midtown.%



The Atlanta Police Department is not saying much about this case only that it remains under investigation.

Only Channel 2 Action News was there Wednesday afternoon as prominent Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver walked out of Atlanta police headquarters with his attorneys.

He was there to talk with investigators about the death of his wife.

Diane McIver was the president of U.S. Enterprises, Inc., the parent company for Corey Airport Services.


Her photograph was featured on the side of Corey's big smoke stack overlooking the downtown connector.

A police incident report taken early Monday morning states Diane McIver was riding in the front passenger seat of a white Ford Expedition Sunday night when the shooting happened.

The people in the car told police that the shooting happened on Piedmont Avenue.

Sources told Channel 2 Action News that Tex McIver was one of two other people in the SUV though police are not saying just who was in the vehicle.

So far, they have not named anyone as a suspect or even said if there was an actual crime.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office confirms that Diane McIver was riding in the front passenger seat and was shot in the back. They are listing her death as a homicide.

But a homicide does not necessarily mean murder, only that they believe someone else caused her death and that could also be an accident.

Channel 2 Action News contacted Tex McIver through his law firm for an interview but was told he would not be commenting on this matter.