Editorial Photo Credit: Jamie Lamor Thompson
Young Thug’s baby’s mother, 31 year old Lakevia Jackson, was shot and killed in Atlanta last night (Thursday, March 17). Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams met Lakevia Jackson before he became famous at an apartment complex while she was attending South Atlanta High School and living with her mom. They have a 14-year-old son named Kyvion Jackson.
CBS46 in Atlanta reported that the incident happened at Metro Fun Center along Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. Investigators said Jackson was attending a celebration at the bowling ally and at some point in the evening she got into a fight that escalated into gunfire.
CBS46 spoke with Jackson’s mother who said LaKevia was attending her best friend’s birthday party and was apparently shot as she was leaving the bowling alley.
The argument reportedly resulted over a bowling ball.
“I didn’t know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby,” her mother, Sherina Jackson, said. “I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she’s not breathing!”
“We talk about conflict resolution time and time again, and once again, this is an escalated dispute over a bowling ball,” said APD Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk.
According to CBS46, the APD said they would not be releasing the identity or details about the suspected shooter, but believe they are close to an arrest based on ballistic and surveillance evidence, along with witness testimony, gathered from the scene.