A DeKalb County, Georgia, man went to visit a friend’s home. Instead, he met and argued with a former classmate who fatally shot him in the head.
Now, the killer will remain behind bars for life with the possibility of parole.
According to DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston, 22-year-old Lamour Lowe was sentenced by DeKalb Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson to life in prison with a possibility of parole for the shooting death of Larnell Thompson.
On Aug. 26, Lowe was found guilty and convicted by a jury of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and two counts of aggravated assault.
According to Fox5 Atlanta, on June 1, 2019, Thompson visited a friend at the 1500 Oak Apartments Complex in Clarkston, Georgia. Upon knocking on the door, he found out his friend was not home. But, Lowe was in the house. Soon, Lowe got into an argument with Thompson, while the victim’s girlfriend looked on while she waited in the car downstairs in the parking lot.
As the 19-year-old Thompson walked downstairs, Lowe pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, neck and shoulder. Then, the defendant shot at Thompson’s girlfriend in the car but missed. According to an eyewitness report from Thompson’s girlfriend, investigators identified Lowe and discovered he fled the scene and headed to Dade City, where he was found three weeks later.
The DeKalb District Attorney’s Office did not disclose the cause of the argument.
Later, investigators discovered both men had attended the same middle school.
Jackson also sentenced Lowe to additional 25 years on other charges and ordered it to be served consecutively to the life sentence.