It’s a scary time when casual spaces meant for joy aren’t safe. A mother by the name LaKevia Jackson was shot and killed at the Metro Fun Center in southwest Atlanta, per CBS46. LaKevia was a co-parent to Atlanta’s own Young Thug. She was 31 years old at the time of her passing.
A Mother’s Pain
LaKevia’s mother, Sherina Jackson, spoke to reporter Tori Cooper about her daughter’s death. She explained that LaKevia was at Metro Fun on Thursday evening to celebrate her best friend’s birthday. At some point during the celebration, a fight broke out inside the alley over a bowling ball. Both LaKevia’s mother Sherina and Atlanta police have confirmed a bowling ball was at the center of the dispute.
Following the indoor altercation, the unidentified gunman waited 20 minutes in the parking lot. When LeKevia exited the alley, the man allegedly shot and killed her.
“I didn’t know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby,” Sherina told Tori. “I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she’s not breathing!”
Sherina reportedly described her daughter as “positive and so sweet.” But also expressed disbelief that she “lost [her] baby all over a bowling ball.”
I just spoke to LaKevia Jackson’s mom.She says LaKevia went to her best friends birthday @ bowlingalley,a fight over the bowling ball happened then the suspect waited 20 mins in the parking lot for LaKevia before he shot her while she was leaving.Her mom gave me this pic. @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/eycEb1lhOe
— Tori Cooper (@toricoooper) March 18, 2022
Atlanta authorities spoke to reporters about the incident, echoing Sherina’s sentiments about LaKevia’s loss of life.
“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.”
Police are reportedly speaking to witnesses throughout Friday, however no suspect has been named.
A source close to LaKevia alleges witnesses at the scene were overheard using gang slurs prior to the shooting.
Mama Of One
LeKevia is mother to a 14-year-old son named Kyvion Jackson, whom she shares with Young Thug, according to CBS46. She and Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, met prior to his fame while they were both high-school aged.
We are sending our deepest condolences to all of LaKevia’s friends and family during this time. This is a developing story.
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