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Suspect Arrested After Popular Atlanta Mixologist Was Allegedly Thrown From Roof Of Moving Lamborghini
Alfred Megbuluba's attorney has denied the allegations, claiming that Catherine Khan jumped or fell out the vehicle and called her death an accident.
A suspect has been arrested after a popular Atlanta mixologist was allegedly thrown out of the roof of a moving Lamborghini and killed earlier this month.
Alfred Megbuluba turned himself in to authorities Monday and is now facing charges of felony murder, theft by taking, financial transaction card fraud and financial transaction card theft in connection with the death of 28-year-old Catherine Khan, according to a statement from police in Atlanta.
A witness called 911 around 11 p.m. on October 10 to report that he had seen a woman thrown from a vehicle near the intersection of Piedmont Road and Peachtree Road.
“There was a fight, an altercation. I guess the Lamborghini took off and she was thrown out from the car, out the top of the roof,” the male caller said in a recording of the call obtained by Oxygen.com.
After the driver “pushed her out,” according to the witness, Khan was left in the middle of the road unconscious and bleeding, but still breathing.
Khan allegedly stopped breathing during a second call to 911 while horrified bystanders attempted to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.
“I am standing in the middle of the street with a bunch of other people trying to help,” a female caller told the dispatcher.
Khan was rushed to an area hospital but later died from her injuries, according to an incident report obtained by Oxygen.com.
Police have alleged that Megbuluba had been driving his Lamborghini when he stole Khan’s wallet and pushed her from the moving car, according to an arrest warrant obtained by People. Authorities said after pushing her from the vehicle, he then used her debit card at a nearby Chevron to purchase fuel.
In a statement to Oxygen.com, Megbuluba’s attorney, Steve Sadow, denied the allegations against his client.
"Mr. Megbuluba is not guilty of the charges lodged against him,” he said. “The death of Ms. Khan was a tragic accident. We expect the evidence at trial to show she may have been intoxicated, she jumped or fell out of the vehicle on her own accord, and her debit card was not unlawfully taken or used.”
Megbuluba is currently being held behind bars without bail after pleading not guilty. Sadow said a bond amount was not set at his initial appearance because the magistrate judge who he appeared before at his hearing does not have legal authority to set bond in a murder case in Georgia.
Earlier this week, Khan’s mother, Elizabeth Long, shared her heartache over the loss of her daughter on a Facebook page created in her honor.
“I just buried my sweet Catherine,” she wrote. “Such a beautiful soul and gone way too early. Did you know my nickname for her was gooseberry? Parents are not supposed to bury their children. Hold on to your loved ones tight and always say I love you.”
In another post, she wrote that her “sweet baby girl” had “lived hard, played hard, and unfortunately died hard.”
“She’s not here anymore but she’s everywhere at the same time,” the post reads.
Others remembered Khan as an “incredible person” and “the light and the fun,” and "someone who had “such a good vibe” as they posted pictures of happy times with her.
“Thank you for being such a blessing to everyone you met and for being such a great friend to all of us,” one commenter wrote on the page.