Woman Kills Boyfriend by Repeatedly Running Over Him With His Car—Police

A woman repeatedly ran over and killed her boyfriend while behind the wheel of his vehicle, according to police.

Alabama police officers responded to a call in eastern Jefferson County on Sunday morning after an argument apparently broke out between a couple, according to AL.com.

When they arrived at the scene at around 8.15 a.m. officers found a man in his 60s lying unresponsive. The victim was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

Police told AL.com they then examined a video recording that showed the couple arguing before the woman got into the victim's car. She then drove away and dragged the victim a short distance as he fell to the ground.

Police added that the clip revealed the woman returning to the spot where she had run over the man who was still lying on the ground.

Sgt. Joni Money of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as Tomeka Sims, 46, and alleged she had returned to drive over him again.

According to AL.com, Sgt, Money said: "It appeared as though the female rolled over him multiple times with the vehicle during the altercation."

She added: "She offered no assistance or aid to the victim at any time. The suspect left the scene a final time in the victim's vehicle."

Sgt. Money added Sims was the victim's girlfriend. She was arrested following the incident. Sims is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

Police did not release the name of the victim. The investigation is ongoing.

Newsweek has contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for comment.

Last year, Birmingham and the wider Jefferson County area recorded the largest number of homicides in 25 years.

By the end of 2020, there were 122 homicides in Birmingham, 15 of which were deemed to be justifiable and one accidental. In Jefferson County, there were 183 homicides.

Responding to the high homicide rate, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin hit out against gun violence.

According to AL.com, Woodfin said: "2020 was a very difficult year. We were not only hit by a global pandemic, financial woes and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd. There's a fourth crisis that existed in our community in 2020 and that's gun violence."

The woman reportedly ran over her boyfriend
A woman reportedly ran over her boyfriend in Jefferson County, Alabama. z1b/iStock