Few details in murder outside Duluth rental car facility

DULUTH -- Few additional details about the death of Monique Marlowe were available Monday, more than 72 hours after the young employee at a Duluth rental car facility was gunned down outside her workplace.

Marlowe, 24, was reportedly cleaning a vehicle in the back of the Hertz location at 3492 Satellite Blvd. -- near Gwinnett Place Mall and adjacent to a pick-up/drop-off hub for Gwinnett County Transit -- at about 5 p.m. Friday. She was shot once and co-workers discovered her "some time after the incident," alive but struggling.

Marlowe spoke to responding officers, telling them a "black male wearing a blue shirt shot her," Gwinnett County police said. Police said Monday that the "young" male shot her "for unknown reasons" and immediately left the area.

Marlowe was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Police are asking anyone at the Gwinnett County Transit hub between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Friday who might have seen "anything unusual or suspicious" to call them at 911 or 770-513-5333.

"Based on the time of day and location, investigators believe that someone in the area of the bus depot most likely saw the incident," police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.

No further details had been made available as of Monday afternoon, but Ritter said the Gwinnett County police homicide unit "has been working around the clock following up on all leads."

Richard Broom, a corporate spokesman for Hertz, called Marlowe a "very highly regarded" assistant manager, and said she had been with the company for a little more than two years.

"Monique was a very highly respected employee by her colleagues and her supervisors," Broom said. "She had a lot of potential, and she was just out cleaning a car."

"We're all devastated," he continued. "I think that's the best thing I can say."