Akeila Ware, 29, and her pregnant child were died on October 5 when she was shot on a Georgia highway. Ware was hit by gunshot near Highway 18 in Troup County, sending her car falling into a tree, according to accounts. Two days later, in North Carolina, police had finally apprehended a suspect in the case. The only certainty at this moment is that it wasn’t a case of road rage; Ware was apparently “targeted” by the gunman.
Ware is one of several pregnant women slain in the United States this year, as crime rates throughout the country continue to rise. Felicia Jones, 21, was found dead in a Jacksonville park in late September and is suspected to have been murdered. Yarianna Wheeler’s body was discovered in Lake Michigan in Illinois in August, and her body was identified. Gabby Petito was also pregnant at the time of her murder, potentially with Brian Laundrie’s kid, according to a hazy conspiracy theory.
Ware’s murder has come as a shock to her family, who cannot understand someone would wish to hurt her. She was described as a nurse and mother of five. She is a LaGrange resident who only started working as a nurse two years ago. Five children are now without a mother as a result of her death, and the family is heartbroken.
Who was responsible for the death of Akeila Ware?
The shooter’s specific identification has yet to be confirmed by the authorities. The Troup County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on October 7 that an arrest had been made in Cumberland County, North Carolina, but declined to provide any more information. At a news conference on Friday, October 8 at 10 a.m., they will provide an update. “In North Carolina, a suspect in the murders of Akeila Ware and her unborn child has been apprehended and put into custody. A press conference will be held… to discuss the arrest and provide further details about the case. At this time, no more information will be shared “In a Facebook post, the department stated.
Ware was first thought to have died in a car accident. Officers discovered her Honda Accord wrecked alongside the roadway, but a closer look revealed it was riddled with gunshots. “We don’t think it happened at random. We believe the suspect knew the victim and the victim knew the suspect, but we haven’t come up with a good enough identity yet “On October 5, Sgt Stewart Ward stated. “Extremely bold, quite cold, and very heartless,” he said of the shooting. “This was a targeted, stupid crime,” another officer added.
Ware was found unconscious inside the automobile by first responders, who had to get her out. She and her kid were confirmed dead at a Columbus hospital a short time later. Two purple balloons have been placed near the collision site. It’s not apparent who put them there. Members in the community reacted positively to the news of the arrest. “Now her family will have some quiet, and others may be able to sleep throughout town,” someone said. “Good work guys, I’m pleased they took him off the streets,” one person remarked.
Once the Sheriff’s Office holds their news conference and gives additional facts, we’ll update this story.