Late Thursday evening, LaKevia Jackson was shot and killed after an altercation with a man over a bowling ball at an Atlanta bowling alley. It was later revealed that Jackson has a teenage son with the rapper Young Thug. The shooter remains unidentified but Atlanta police say that they have one potential suspect in custody.

Her family said Jackson was at the Metro Fun Center celebrating a good friend’s birthday party and got in an argument with the man at some point over the night. He reportedly then waited for her in the parking lot and shot her as she was leaving. Her mother, Shenira Jackson, was on the phone with her daughter as she was wounded.

“I didn’t know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby. I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she’s not breathing!” Shenira Jackson said. She also confirmed that LaKevia had a 14-year-old son with rapper Young Thug, who is also from Atlanta, and had a relationship with Jackson while she was attending high school.

APD Homicide Commander LT Ralph Woolfolk called the shooting an “atrocity and said, “We talk about conflict resolution time and time again and this is an escalated dispute.”


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Local reporter and activist Georgia Chidi told Fox 5 Atlanta said he suspected there was more to the shooting, however. He claims he went through court documents and conducted his own interviews, and said “she was not actively involved in the argument which leads me to wonder why she was killed because it looks like a targeted killing.” He has hypothesized that Jackson was a target in a gang dispute and they were “going after Young Thug in any way they can get to him,” though he didn’t present any concrete evidence confirming that theory.

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