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Police arrest Albany hit and run suspect

Suspect turns herself in to Albany Police Tuesday morning

ALBANY — Police have charged Gwanatisha Solomon, 37, of Albany in connection with a hit and run incident involving two Albany youngsters Sunday on South Slappey Boulevard.

The incident occurred around 12:23 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Slappey Boulevard, officials say, when Camryn Mitchell and Nalijah Miller were frightened by what they believed to be gunshots and attempted to run across the highway. The driver of the car that hit them fled the scene in the vehicle, officials say.

Mitchell and Miller were transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. Both have since been released, hospital officials say.

According to police, an officer at the scene spotted a white 2003 Buick Century, license plate No. PTP4841, which appeared to have damage consistent with having struck an individual.

The officer followed the Buick to a residence in the 2400 block of Habersham Road, where the owner of the vehicle said that Solomon had been driving the car but her whereabouts was unknown, officials say.

Police say that Solomon later made phone contact with the Buick’s owner, who convinced her to turn herself in to police. On Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. Solomon met with police and admitted she had been traveling south on South Slappey Boulevard late Saturday evening when a group of boys ran in front of the car, officials say.

Officials say Solomon has been released on charges of driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.