Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting LaKevia Jackson Over Bowling Ball Dispute Arrested

Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting LaKevia Jackson Over Bowling Ball Dispute Arrested

A deadly shooting at a bowling alley rocked the Atlanta community in March when reports spread about how and why the incident occured.  Investigators revealed at the time that a dispute over a bowling ball later led to the death of LaKevia Jackson. Atlanta police identified the shooter as Joshua Fleetwood and arrested him on Thursday with the help of U.S. Marshals, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“This was a relentless investigation in which we worked through the night and into the next day in trying to gather all the facts and circumstances regarding the investigation,” Atlanta police homicide commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said in a statement late Thursday night.

What Happened? 

Investigators confirmed that LaKevia visited Metro Fun Center in southwest Atlanta to celebrate a friend’s birthday, Meanwhile, Joshua was at the location on a date. LaKevia and Joshua did not know each other, but ended up in adjacent lanes at the alley. Sometime into the evening on March 17, the argument began and later escalated.

“As depicted on video, they got in an argument over a bowling ball,” Lt. Ralph said. “They were on adjacent lanes when they were bowling and that argument escalated. At no point were there any weapons inside the location. At no point did anyone come there with the attention of hurting anyone or firing at anyone.”

Nonetheless, both parties took the argument to the parking lot. Investigators say that minutes before 11 p.m. local time, two women agreed to fight. But, two people retrieved guns and shots were fired. LaKevia was hit multiple times and succumbed to her wounds.

Charges For Joshua Fleetwood

According to AJC, authorities charged the 25-year-old accused shooter with “felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.” Unfortunately, this isn’t Joshua’s first run-in with crime. Lt. Ralph told AJC that Joshua was arrested 16 times prior to the killing of LaKevia.

Joshua reportedly waived his first court appearance, which was scheduled for Friday morning.

This is a developing story.

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