A man has been charged with killing LaKevia Jackson because of a dispute over a bowling ball
In March, rumors of a tragic shooting at a bowling alley rattled the Atlanta community as details about how and why the incident occurred spread.
According to investigators at the time, LaKevia Jackson died as a result of a fight over a bowling ball. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta police identified the shooter as Joshua Fleetwood and arrested him on Thursday with the help of U.S. Marshals.
In a statement, Atlanta police murder commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said late Thursday night that “this was a rigorous investigation in which we worked through the night and into the next day to acquire all the information and circumstances surrounding the inquiry.”
What went wrong?
LaKevia went to the Metro Fun Center in southwest Atlanta to celebrate a friend’s birthday, while Joshua was there on a date, according to investigators.
LaKevia and Joshua had never met before, but they ended up in the alley’s adjacent lanes. On March 17, somewhere late in the evening, an argument erupted, which subsequently escalated.
“They got into a dispute about a bowling ball, as shown on camera,” Lt. Ralph stated. “They were bowling on adjacent lanes, and the argument got out of hand.” At any time, there were no weapons inside the location. “At no point did anyone come there with the intent of injuring or shooting at anyone.”
Regardless, both sides went to the parking lot to argue. Investigators say the two ladies decided to fight minutes before 11 p.m. local time. Two people, however, returned with guns, and shots were fired. LaKevia was hit numerous times and died as a result of her injuries.
Joshua Fleetwood is facing charges
Authorities charged the suspected shooter, who is 25 years old, with “felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,” according to the AJC.
Sadly, this isn’t Joshua’s first brush with the law. Joshua had been arrested 16 times before the homicide of LaKevia, according to Lt. Ralph.
Joshua is said to have opted out of his first court appearance, which was set for Friday morning.
This is a work in progress.