The 19-year-old who’s been indicted for murder shot Jafari Hart six times with a .45 semi-automatic handgun and then ran over him with a vehicle, a prosecutor says.
“It makes no sense at all,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Wednesday. “There’s no justification for this, at least not from what I can see.”
Carstaigo Fields, of Frankfort, was charged with Hart’s murder 12 hours after Hart was found dead near a garbage bin in the parking lot of Austin Park Apartments on Bypass Plaza Drive around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Hart was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
Hart and Fields – who police say were acquaintances – most likely arrived at the apartment building together, Cleveland said. One other person was with Fields at the time of the shooting.
“A dispute developed between Mr. Fields and Mr. Hart which resulted in Fields shooting and killing Hart,” Cleveland said.
Officials are not sure why the fight began, Cleveland said. Seven shots were fired, and six hit Hart, a Franklin County High School student.
Fields was arrested around 1 p.m. Monday at Duckers Station Trailer Park, said Maj. Fred Deaton, of Frankfort Police. The handgun was recovered when Fields was arrested, Cleveland said. He was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury.
According to court records, Fields was charged with a traffic citation in 2009 and terroristic threatening and disorderly conduct – both misdemeanor charges – in 2011.
Fields is held on a $500,000 bond at Franklin County Regional Jail.