Keitran Foots faces a murder charge in the death of Sharika Bowman, DeKalb police said.
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department
Photo: DeKalb County Police Department

Boyfriend captured in N.C. after shooting death of DeKalb mother of 5

A DeKalb County man accused of shooting his girlfriend multiple times and killing her has been arrested in North Carolina.

Keitran Foots, 30, is awaiting extradition to DeKalb, where he faces a murder charge in the death of 35-year-old Sharika Bowman, according to police.

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Family members told Channel 2 Action News that Bowman returned from an early morning appointment and was about to take her oldest son to school when she was killed about 10 a.m. Friday.

“As she sat in her SUV in the driveway, Foots approached her with a gun and fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle,” police Lt. Lonzy Robertson said. 

According to police, Foots lived at the home in the 4700 block of Wyndam Drive with Bowman and her five children. One child is a month old.

Bowman’s teen son was in the house at the time of the shooting and called 911 after finding his mother in the SUV, police said.

The search is on for the person who shot and killed a mother of five as she was about to take one of her kids to school.

DeKalb police detectives and the sheriff’s fugitive unit contacted the Granville County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina after learning Foots may be in the state. Police had been looking for him since he drove away from Bowman’s home in a 2012 Hyundai Genesis.

About 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers from several agencies found the vehicle Foots was driving.

“After a brief pursuit, Foots left the car on foot,” Robertson said. “The responding agencies were able to set up a perimeter and take him into custody without further incident.” 

Foots is currently in the Granville County jail.

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