Road-rage dispute ends in shooting of KSU student
by Rachel Gray
October 11, 2013 04:30 PM | 30747 views | 5 5 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kim Kilgore
Kim Kilgore
KENNESAW — A road-rage incident that started at 2 a.m. Friday morning ended in the shooting of 22-year-old KSU student Kim Kilgore outside an apartment complex in north Cobb.

Cobb County Police said two drivers had an altercation along Shiloh Road, which led to a physical confrontation outside of the vehicles in the parking lot in Shiloh Green Apartments, near building 100.

An unnamed suspect pulled out a gun and shot Kilgore, who was transported to a local hospital where she was fighting for her life Friday night.

“Detectives are following up on several leads, but as of now, we don’t have anyone in custody,” said Officer Mike Bowman with Cobb Police about the investigation.

Shiloh Green Apartments, located on Walton Green Way, which runs next to Interstate 75, sits across from a large Home Depot store.

Leading in and out of the complex are three sets of black metal gates, which stay open for almost 15 seconds. That delay is enough time for multiple cars to pull through, which is a common occurrence. In this case, it could be deadly.

Cobb County Police said they were not sure how the two drivers got inside.

Director of Student Life at KSU Kathy Alday said Kilgore was a former member of a sorority, who resigned her membership last year.

The Gamma Phi Beta sorority started a Twitter discussion under the hashtag #prayforkim.

A gated complex

Residents of Shiloh Green Apartments were standing outside the complex Friday afternoon waiting for their kids to be dropped off by the school bus.

The women said they did not hear the gunshots early Friday morning, or any police sirens. In fact, most of them heard about the shooting while they were waiting for the bus to arrive in the morning.

One mother was Becky King, 45, who moved with her five kids from Paulding County into the apartment complex June 1.

“I was shocked,” King said.

King said she loves the area, and that this type of violent crime is not common at Shiloh Green Apartments.

“I think it was random,” King said. “Someone got ticked off and it was certainly not the right way to handle it.”

The entry road to the apartment complex, which houses many four-story buildings, is lined with large trees, gazebos and a clubhouse.

King said one major reason she chose Shiloh Green Apartments was the gate system, which requires residents and guests to use a code or electronic opener to get through.

“We would like to see it shut behind us a little faster,” King said.

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October 17, 2013
No good deed goes unpunished Kim was picking friends up form a night out she was the designated driver. Sparklers was trying to get into the complex couldn’t get the gate open Kim told if she would move over they could open the gate for that Sparkles got out of her vehicle and shoot Kim. The paper makes it sound like this was running road incident probably racially motivated as well.
on the news
October 12, 2013
Just heard that this young woman is dead. I just hope that they get the person who did it and he gets a very stiff sentence. I think something needs to be done to stop these "random" killings and really, the death penalty should be used, liberally! If people get scared enough, they will think first of their own skin and maybe hesitate to fire the shot that could take someone's life. This is just an awful thing and I am so sorry for her family and friends.
October 12, 2013
I am Kim'cousin. She is not dead as of right now. She has to have an organ transplant and her brain isn't functioning properly. her chances are bleak but she is still alive
October 12, 2013
There is NOTHING random about this. Lindsey (her last name) has a lengthy record if you look it up. The MDJ did a fine job of taking 10 seconds to factcheck the name.
October 11, 2013
KSU 'stuent" should be student. The MDJ is loosing it's viewership article by article....
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