Police: Driver Intentionally Ran Over Victims In Store Parking Lot


A driver is now charged with murder after police say he intentionally struck two people with a car on the west side of Columbus on Friday night.

It happened around 5 p.m. in a strip mall parking lot on Soldano Blvd.

"I just got a call from my daughter.  She was frantic and I came straight here," says Chrissy Wagner.                                         

Officers say her daughter was driving through the parking lot in this silver car when the victims confronted her about speeding. 

Wagner says they threatened her daughter with a gun. 

Police say a second silver car came barreling through, driven by 24-year-old Montez Hollins.

Wagner says Hollins is her son-in-law and was coming to her daughter's defense.

Police say Hollins circled the parking lot, crashing into a Firebird, wrecking another car, then hitting the victims.

Officers say the crash killed Jason Barry, 35.

Kristina Petree, 34, was transported to Mt. Carmel West with life-threatening injuries.

Shoppers in Kroger heard the commotion and ran out.

"There were bangs, cars flying around the parking lot, noise and a car hit bodies," said shopper Anna Parisey.

"My car got hit.  I was in the store," said Charles Westbrook.  "The whole front end is gone.  It's crazy, the whole situation is just crazy."

Hollins is in police custody charged with murder.

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