Report: Owner of Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village arrested for deadly hit and run

Posted by Dena Mellick November 12, 2015
An Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons

An Atlanta Police vehicle. Source: Wikimedia Commons

This story has been updated. 

Atlanta Police say the woman suspected in a deadly hit and run has turned herself in.

Police say the victim, Emily Cameron, was getting out a car driven by Tracy Mitchell on Arizona Ave. on Wed., Nov. 11. Officers say Mitchell “accelerated in reverse knocking Ms. Cameron to the ground and striking her with [the] vehicle. The suspect fled the scene after the accident.”

WSB reports a police officer saw surveillance video of the crime happening in real time and called it in. WSB also reports police as saying “the driver got out of the car, checked the woman’s pulse and then drove away.”

Atlanta Police tell Decaturish that Mitchell has been charged with homicide by vehicle felony, reckless driving, and two counts of hit and run. She has been transported to the Dekalb County Jail.

Atlanta Eater says Mitchell is the chef and owner of Bad Dog Taqueria in Emory Village. Eater reports the victim was a food and lifestyle photographer who also worked as a bartender at The Pinewood in Decatur.

Atlanta Police say the 45-year-old Mitchell brought her attorney with her when she turned herself in.

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