“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.
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.