‘Truly an atrocity’: Woman dead after argument over bowling ball at Atlanta fun center

ATLANTA — An argument over a bowling ball has left a woman dead Thursday night, according to Atlanta police.

Police said they were called to the Metro Fun Center, an entertainment venue with a skating rink, bowling alley and more, just before 11 p.m..

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Investigators say a 31-year-old woman was killed during a celebration at the business on Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as Lakevia Jackson.

“This is truly an atrocity. A young woman has lost her life tonight as a result of an argument over a bowling ball,” APD Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said.

Lt. Woolfolk was impassioned about the tragic increases in violent crime in the city as he spoke to Channel 2 Action News crews.

“We talk about conflict resolution time and time again, and once again, this is an escalated dispute over a bowling ball,” he said.


Investigators say they only have one male suspect at this time. Lt. Woolfolk spoke directly to him Thursday night.

“We will find the person who’s responsible. You know who you are. Go ahead and turn yourself in. We assure you that we will bring you into custody,” he said to the unnamed suspect.

Police say they have surveillance video of the incident, as well as ballistic evidence and several cooperating witnesses.

Jackson’s mother told Channel 2′s Michael Seiden she wanted her daughter to be remembered as “sweet, kind and loving.”

Jackson shared a child with Atlanta-based Grammy Award-winning rapper Young Thug. His spokesperson said he is focusing on his grieving family and will not be releasing a statement today.

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