Woman indicted in KSU student’s shooting death

A Cobb County grand jury has indicted the 22-year-old woman accused of killing a college student because of road rage, the county’s district attorney said Friday.

Sparkles Lashayla Lindsey, 22, is charged with malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony for the death of Kimberly Faith Kilgore on Oct. 11.

Kilgore, 21, of Dallas, was a student at Kennesaw State University when she was shot in the parking lot of the Shiloh Green Apartments, off Wade Green Road, just west of I-75. Kilgore was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she later died. Investigators have said the shooting was the result of an altercation between two carloads of females near the gate of the complex, and they do not believe Lindsey knew Kilgore.

Lindsey was arrested Oct. 12 and remains in the Cobb County jail without bond.

Kilgore was studying communications at KSU, where she was a former member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She worked at Johnny’s BBQ in Powder Springs, where co-workers and customers were shocked by the news of her sudden death.

Days after her death, hundreds attended a vigil for Kilgore, including her best friend who watched helplessly as her friend was shot.

“I was in the passenger seat and she was looking right at me when it happened,” Shannon Stone told Channel 2 Action News. “I was the last sight she saw before her life was taken, and I couldn’t stop it.”

Kilgore was a graduate of Paulding County High School.

An arraignment date for Lindsey has not been set, the DA’s office said.

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