Felon accidentally bumped by grieving man at bar — so he murdered him

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Felon Sentenced to Life for Killing Man Who Accidentally Bumped into Him

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Alec Price and his older brother Britian went to a popular bar in Edgewood, Georgia, on Oct. 3, 2017, to grieve their grandmother’s cancer-related death earlier that day.

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By the end of the night, Alec, 25, was dead, shot and killed by a five-time felon over an accidental bump inside Mother Bar and Restaurant, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Friday.

Torry Bowman, 33, was convicted Thursday of murdering Price and sentenced to life in prison plus 15 years, the release said.

Bowman, along with 30-year-old Terrell Goodman, got into an argument with the Price brothers that night in the bar over Alec accidentally bumping Bowman, the release said.

Bowman and Goodman then left the bar before trying to go back inside to restart the argument, the release said. However, this time Goodman was armed, a security officer said, and they were removed from the bar, which is at 447 Edgewood Ave.

The two then waited outside for the Price brothers to leave.

When they did, Bowman fired four shots with a 9 mm handgun at the two men, the release said.

Three of the bullets hit Alec Price, including one shot that traveled through his heart, instantly killing him, the release said. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital that night. His brother, 32, was not injured.

Atlanta police stopped Bowman 75 minutes later that night for running a red light at Morosgo Drive and Piedmont Road, the release said. Both Bowman and Goodman were then arrested on unrelated warrants and taken to the Fulton County Jail.

Four days after the murder, inmates said Goodman allegedly bragged that he and Bowman killed a man outside the bar.

Police also determined that the gun used to murder Alec Price matched the gun used to commit an armed robbery and aggravated assault on Sept. 26, 2017, in the 800 block of Mayson Turner Drive, the release said. The victim of that crime identified Bowman in a photo lineup.

In that incident, the bullet didn’t hit anyone, but the victim was beaten and kicked by the attacker, the release said. The investigation led to Bowman and Goodman being charged in connection with Price’s death.

Bowman was convicted of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon, the release said.

He had previously been arrested 15 times in Georgia, New York and South Carolina, and five of those arrests led to felony convictions, including possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the release said.

Goodman will stand trial in connection with Price’s murder at a later date, the release said.