Murder apparently for sport
Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the MURDER conviction, by a Fulton County Superior Court Jury, of 27-year-old ISAIAH ADAMS and his brother 36-year-old LEON ADAMS IV.
In the early morning hours of August 21, 2016, 32-year-old LARON LOWE was finishing his shift as a parking attendant at the “29 Degrees Sports Bar and Grill” on Washington Road in College Park. Lowe’s friend, who also worked at the bar, was sitting outside in her Chevrolet Tahoe. The friend was waiting to give Lowe a ride home. Lowe got into his friend’s vehicle and the two drove away along Sullivan Road. Moments later, a white Ford Escape pulled up alongside their SUV. Isaiah Adams was driving the Escape, his brother Leon was in the backseat, and 23-year-old MALCOLM PITTS was in the front passenger seat. All of a sudden, the three men opened fire on the Tahoe. Lowe was shot once in the head and died a short time later. After the defendants stopped shooting and drove away, Lowe’s friend turned the SUV around and drove back to the bar and called police. Surveillance video from the bar showed Isaiah, Leon, and Pitts getting into the same white Ford Escape from the shooting. The motive in this case is still not clear. Lowe left behind a six-week-old baby boy. Friends and family said after Lowe’s death he was working two jobs to support his child. A close friend said he was a caring man who always made people laugh.
ISAIAH and LEON ADAMS were convicted of MURDER, FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE, AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING COMMISSION OF A FELONY. Isiah and Leon Adams were both sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON PLUS 15. PITTS will face a trial in Fulton County Superior Court at a later date.
Retired Senior Judge Jerry Baxter, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, presided over the case. Assistant District Attorney Nicole Finnie prosecuted the case. She was assisted by Assistant District Attorney Scott McAfee and Investigator Assia Ware of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Former Detective Helio Garcia of the College Park Police Department was the Lead Investigator in the case.