Michigan man faces homicide charge after intentionally running over woman in Walmart parking lot

Michigan State Police vehicle light. (WDIV)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A southwestern Michigan man was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide after intentionally running over a 65-year-old woman in a Walmart parking lot Tuesday, authorities said.

The woman was walking in the parking lot located in Oshtemo Township around 12:10 p.m. when a car driven by a 32-year-old Kalamazoo man intentionally hit her, deputies with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name was not immediately released.

The man and the woman did not know each other, deputies said.

A motive for the man’s actions was not disclosed. It wasn’t clear how deputies knew those actions were intentional.