Man arrested, accused of killing woman over bowling ball, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Atlanta Police have identified and charged the man accused of killing a woman at a local bowling alley.
Police identified the man as 25-year-old Joshua Fleetwood. On March 20, investigators secured warrants for his arrest after finding sufficient cause to consider him a suspect.
Fleetwood was charged with felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Thursday, Fleetwood was taken into custody by the APD’s Fugitive Unit with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce.
He was transported to APD Headquarters before being transferred to the Fulton County Jail.
Fleetwood allegedly shot and killed a 31-year-old woman after what they say was a dispute over a bowling ball.
It happened at Metro Fun Center along Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. Investigators tell CBS46 the woman, later identified as LaKevia Jackson, appeared to be attending a celebration at the bowling alley and that at some point in the evening she got into a fight that escalated into gunfire.
CBS46 spoke with Jackson’s mother who said LaKevia was attending her best friend’s birthday party and was apparently shot as she was leaving the bowling alley.
“I didn’t know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby,” her mother, Sherina Jackson, said. “I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she’s not breathing!”
“I lost my baby all over a bowling ball,” Jackson added describing her daughter as light, positive and so sweet.
“This is truly an atrocity. A young lady has lost her life over a bowling ball. We talk about conflict-resolution time and time again and this is an escalated dispute so we will work this case through the night and we will find the person responsible,” APD Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said. “We know who are so go ahead and turn yourself in.”
It has been confirmed that Jackson had a child with local Atlanta rapper, Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams. Their son is 14 years old. Young Thug and Jackson met before he was famous at an apartment complex while she was attending South Atlanta High School and living with her mom.
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