COVINGTON, Ga. -- Police said a woman was killed in a hit-and-run at a Covington Walmart store Monday evening when she was run over by an assailant who tried steal her purse.
Police said 65-year-old Marsha Penn Johnson was walking through the parking lot of a Walmart store in the 10300 block of Industrial Boulevard, when they said a man reached for her purse. Covington Police Capt. Ken Malcolm said Johnson tried to fight the assailant off, but fell.
Malcolm said the assailant ran over the victim several times and fled the scene.