Woman Arrested After Trying to Hit Victim with Her Car at the University of Alabama
A female student was charged with attempted murder after trying to hit another woman with her vehicle on the University of Alabama campus.
The University of Alabama Police Department was initially called to 525 Devotie Drive near the Bryant Hall dormitory parking lot at noon Wednesday after hearing reports of multiple vehicles struck. Once officers arrived, they found several witnesses and eventually detained the female suspect.
Upon talking to the witnesses, police learned that the female suspect had apparently been trying to run over multiple people in the parking lot, striking several cars in the process. The Violent Crimes Unit then assumed the investigation.
The photo below, Barstool Alabama on Instagram, shows footage of the incident:
Jack Kennedy, Captain of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the incident began when two females, who are students at other local colleges, started having a verbal altercation in the parking lot, apparently over a male UA student.
At one point during the verbal altercation the female suspect, Akeria Lane, 19, entered her vehicle and proceeded to hit the other female with the car, striking other cars in the near vicinity. Investigators interviewed Lane, who admitted she was trying to "run over" the other female.
Lane was charged with Attempted Murder and has been committed to the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $40,000 bond.
Kennedy said this was an isolated incident involving persons known to each other, and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the University of Alabama campus or surrounding area.
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