MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department has obtained warrants against the driver involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred Oct. 14.
Sawan Alshabani, 54, of Charlotte, will be charged with the following: one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Investigators believe Alshabani intentionally struck Vira Nahorna, 79, of Charlotte, at 10:11 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Aldi parking lot on West John Street. Alshabani allegedly attempted to strike four other people prior to leaving the scene, officials said.
Nahorna was transported to an area hospital where she later died of her injuries.
Alshabani made contact with the Matthews Police Department one hour after the incident. She has been held under medical evaluation since Oct. 14, officials said Oct. 18. She will be transported to the county jail upon her release.
Police said there was no known connection between Alshabani and the victims.
No other injuries were reported.