Arrest made in College Park murder of ex pro baseball player

Police have charged a man who was already in jail in the Dec. 17 shooting death of former Los Angeles Angels draft pick Ryan Bolden.

The fatal shooting of Bolden followed a dispute over candy that started with a group of children that escalated to adults at a College Park apartment complex.

Stacie Williams, 25, who was already in Fulton County jail on an unrelated charges linked to a domestic dispute, is accused of murdering 23-year-old Bolden of Madison, Miss. He was served with an arrest warrant Thursday and is being held without bond.

Police said the shooting followed a dispute between juveniles outside an apartment building in the 4000th block of Lakemont Drive over candy.

According to the police report, the son of a friend of Bolden told his father that another boy had punched him in the face. The father, whose name was redacted from the report on the shooting, the boy and Bolden walked over to find had happened. The father also was punched and the group left.

Minutes later Bolden was in his car when Williams allegedly came up, yelled for Bolden to get out of the car and dragged him from the driver’s seat of a Mercedes Benz.

Williams allegedly then shot Bolden in the chest. Bolden fired with his own gun at Williams as he ran away, according to the police report.

Bolden was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.

The Los Angeles Angels drafted Bolden out of high school in 2010. He played four seasons for the Angel’s minor league teams but left the team because of back problems.

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