Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run had run-in with police moments before accident

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police said the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run on Monroe Road in southeast Charlotte Friday had a run-in with officers moments before the accident.

Police said the victim, Jasmine Hillman, was at the Starz Mart with her boyfriend around 2:40 a.m. while the business was closed.

Officers said they informed the couple they needed to leave the property.

Police said Hillman became argumentative with officers and began stepping in and out of the street.

Officers said she was hit by a blue 2010 Dodge Charger as she crossed Monroe Road.

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Hillman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the vehicle did not stop but was located a short time later along Pebblestone Drive.

The driver was identified as Nicholas Grant. He's charged with felony hit-and-run, involuntary manslaughter, DWI and possession of marijuana.

Police said the Internal Affairs Bureau will review body camera video and conduct an internal investigation to determine whether Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department policies were followed during the incident.

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