Fayetteville police searching for hit-and-run driver

Police believe that a woman who was run over by a vehicle Sunday morning had already been the victim of a hit-and-run accident earlier in the night.

According to a release issued today by city staff, police officers responded to the 3200 block of Mount Comfort Road in Fayetteville after receiving a report of a person being run over by a vehicle and lying in the roadway.

During the investigation, Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor says information was obtained that led investigators to believe the victim, Shamika Redden, age 28, of Fayetteville, was already lying in the roadway before being struck by the vehicle. The driver and the vehicle were still on scene and they were found not to be at fault, nor were they impaired.

Witnesses were located and several pieces of evidence were collected that suggests another vehicle had struck the victim prior to the second.

Tabor announced today that the department is now investigating the fatality and that anyone with information regarding this case should call the Fayetteville Police Department at 587-3555.