TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (WRBL) – A Fort Bragg soldier arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of a pregnant woman is fighting extradition to Georgia from North Carolina.
According to Sgt. Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Alonzo Dargan Jr. is refusing to be extradited from North Carolina — where he is being held in jail — to Troup County after being arrested following the death of Akeila Ware.
Ware was discovered in critical condition on Oct. 5 when deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were dispatched to Highway 18 near E. Drummond Road. Initially it appeared Ware, who was 33 months pregnant, had been involved a car crash, but upon arrival, first responders realized she had been shot, according to officials.
Authorities say they believe both Ware and Dargan were driving in the westbound lane at the time of the shooting and Dargan fired several shots at Ware’s vehicle.
Ware was taken to the hospital in Columbus, where both she and her unborn child died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting.
According to officials, Dargan, who is married to a woman in North Carolina, fathered Ware’s unborn child. Additionally, authorities say Dargan and Ware were in a relationship at the time of the shooting.
A few days later, the Troup County Sheriff Office announced that Dargan had been arrested in North Carolina in connection to the death of Ware.
Dargan remains in jail in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He is being charged with murder, feticide, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the deadly shooting of Ware and her unborn child.
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