ATLANTA - The woman killed in a carjacking attempt in southwest Atlanta has been identified.
Family members confirmed to Channel 2's Lauren Pozen that Renae Alexander was shot and killed outside an apartment complex Sunday morning.
Alexander was a mother of three and served in the United States Navy.
"To have your mother taken away by natural causes is one thing, but to take this beautiful woman away so early is horrible," the family said.
This is Renae Alexander and her son. Renae was killed in an attempted carjacking Sunday in SW Atlanta. A crew with masks and guns approached her at an apartment complex. Police are still looking for them. Her family is devastated. Ranae also served in the navy. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/TxsMERau0S— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) November 4, 2019
She was a mother to 3 sons. She served in the Navy. Renae Alexander was killed Sunday in SW Atlanta when crew w/masks and guns approached her in her car at an apartment complex.— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) November 4, 2019
Renae's family set up a @gofundme to help w/her unexpected passing: https://t.co/nMdTc1EKJ9 pic.twitter.com/ZWQ9uwazk8
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Alexander and another woman were leaving the Columbia at Mechanicsville Station apartments around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Four people with masks and guns came up to the women and tried to steal their cars. The second woman was not hurt, but the group did get away in her car.
The crew crashed into other cars, which police said kept them from stealing others at the complex. The four suspects have not been caught.
Alexander's family has set up a GoFundMe account for her funeral expenses.
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