A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested for murder after he gunned down a pregnant woman carrying his unborn child as she drove on a Georgia freeway, authorities stated.
Alonzo Dargan Jr., 30, allegedly adopted Akeila Ware in a separate automobile, then shot her a number of instances by her door on Highway 18 in Troup County on Tuesday, regulation enforcement officers stated at a news convention Friday.
With Ware mortally wounded, her Honda Accord barreled out of management and crashed. The 29-year-old mom of 5 and her unborn child have been later pronounced useless at an area hospital.
Dargan, who’s married and believed to have youngsters, had been in a relationship with Ware for an undisclosed quantity of time. They are each from LaGrange, Georgia, and went to highschool there collectively, Troup County Sheriff’s Department officers stated on the news convention.
Sheriff James Woodruff stated responders initially thought the crash was only a automobile accident.
“I went to the scene and could not believe that somebody had shot and killed a young mother of five children,” he instructed reporters.
“On top of that, killed her and she had a baby inside of her that resulted in the death of the baby.”
Investigators linked a Nissan regarded as concerned in the capturing to Dargan, who returned to Fort Bragg in North Carolina after the capturing, authorities stated. He was arrested Thursday afternoon and was in custody of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina on Friday as he awaits extradition to Georgia, officers stated.
Dargan, whose rank with the US navy wasn’t disclosed, used a handgun in the capturing however authorities stated it wasn’t identified if the alleged murder weapon was a military-issued firearm.
Ware was roughly 33 weeks pregnant on the time she was killed, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
The soldier was slapped with fees of murder and feticide for the dying of the unborn child, in addition to a gun possession cost, the sheriff introduced.