Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Atlanta, GA: Police: Man shot, killed estranged wife as she drove off

A woman was shot to death in her car in southwest Atlanta Monday night, and police say their suspect is her estranged husband.

Detectives said they believe Dondrelle Moultrie fired several shots through the driver's side window of the woman's car and then drove off. It happened in the 2700 block of Emerald Court.

An investigator in the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Melanie McQueen-Moultrie, 35, of Atlanta. A spokesperson with Piedmont Hospital confirmed that she was employed at the hospital, but did not say in what capacity.

"It's crazy," said neighbor Andre Turner. "For him to do something like that, I'm really surprised, I'm really shocked about it. The lady seemed like a quiet lady to me. It seems like something like that would never happen around here."

After McQueen-Moultrie was shot, her car collided with a mailbox before coming to a stop.

Detectives said they believe Dondrelle Moultrie fled the scene off in a 2008 teal Chevy Silverado truck with Georgia tag BCQ8516.

Both the Atlanta Police Fugitive Squad and U.S. Marshals are searching for Moultrie.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Atlanta police homicide unit at 404-546-4235.

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