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Alonzo Dargan Jr. being charged with murder, feticide and possession of a firearm during a crime

Alonzo Dargan Jr.., a sergeant with the U.S. Army, was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting a pregnant woman. Dargan is the biological father of the child the woman bore, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia State Patrol troops responded to a Tuesday call just before 6 p.m. 13 about a single car accident in Troup County on Highway 18 near East Drummond Road. Upon arrival at the scene, they discovered a Honda Accord filled with bullets. Akeila goods, a 33-week-pregnant resident of La Grange, did not respond with a gunshot wound.

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Alonzo Dargan Jr. (Credit: Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office)

Ware was removed from the car and driven to a nearby hospital in the Columbus area in critical condition. Both she and her unborn child were pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after. She was 29.

When authorities investigated the shooting, it was determined that another car, a silver Nissan, was involved in the incident. Dargan, 30, was driving a Nissan Altima in silver in 2020 in Troup County at the time of the incident. Dargan was on active duty in Fort Bragg as a staff sergeant.

Troup County Captain Kelli Ellington confirmed that Dargan was the father of Ware’s unborn son. Ware was married with five older children, none of whom belong to Dargan. Dargan is also married and has children of his own.

Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff stated at a Friday press conference that Dargan was arrested Thursday and is charged with murder, feticide and possession of a firearm during a crime. “I could not believe anyone had shot and killed a young mother with five children,” Woodruff said. “And on top of that, she killed her and she had a baby inside her that resulted in that baby dying.”

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Akeila Ware (Credit: Facebook)

Ware’s death mourns her family, including her cousin April Stinson. “The horror of seeing this car was destroyed and no one had any idea who it was,” Stinson told ABC 9 WTVM. “And even family members shared it and got the call about three hours later that it – it was her – was pretty devastating.”

Purple balloons have been placed at the site where Ware and her car were found in Troup County in honor of her memory. Ware’s mother said she started working as a nurse two years ago.

He first joined the Army in 2009, according to the Army spokesman Peter Nguyen. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011 to 2012 and has received several honors, including Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Air Assault Badge.

Dargan is in custody at Cumberland County Jail in North Carolina, as reported by the WRBL. He is currently awaiting extradition to Troup County.

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