A woman has been charged with her boyfriend’s murder after intentionally hitting him with her car, police say.
Sharees Dennard is accused of deliberately driving into Dwight Francis, 30, on Campbelton-Fairburn Road in Fulton, Georgia.
The pair had been in the midst of an argument at a nearby house when 30-year-old Dennard had turned to leave, getting into her car and making to drive off.
Killing: Sharees Dennar was arrested and charged with the murder of her boyfriend, Dwight Francis, pictured
Francis leapt onto the bonnet of the car and clung on as she pulled away, heading southbound on Highway 92 shortly before 2am on Sunday morning.
Dennard shook him off and drove into him twice, killing him and leaving him in the middle of the road.
She fled the scene and was found around a mile and a half away at a property on Orchard Street, her car parked outside.
Deputies with Fairburn police said they believe at least two other vehicles then struck his lifeless body. One driver who hit him was questioned but later released.
Row: The house where the pair were arguing on Sunday morning shortly before Francis was killed
Scene: Francis’ body was struck by at least two other vehicles as he lay in the road after being hit by his girlfriend
Witness Tony McDaniel told CBS that he ran to the roadside from his house after hearing a series of thumping sounds and tried to alert drivers to the dead body.
‘I waved my hat and shirt, telling everybody to get over on the side of the road,’ he said. ‘They all listened for a few seconds. But then a car came flying and hit him again.’
As officers investigated the incident Francis’ shoes were left abandoned on opposite sides of the highway, as well as other bits of debris that may have been the man’s belongings.
He was identified by friends who gathered outside his home to remember him.
Murder: Sharees Dennard drove from the house with her boyfriend Dwight Francis clinging to the bonnet of her car. She shook him off and hit him twice before fleeing the scene
‘I called him big heart because he would always look out for other people more than he would look out for himself,’ friend Jai Lynch told WSBTV.
He added that the couple had been together just a few months and had seemed happy.
Officers are asking anyone who may have been driving through the area at the time of the killing to call the Fairburn Police Department at 770-964-1441.