Man arrested for allegedly shooting pregnant woman, killing unborn baby
The man is accused of shooting a 23-year-old woman in her eighth month of pregnancy on Lewis Street.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that injured a pregnant woman and killed her unborn baby, according to Metro Nashville Police.
Police said detectives arrested 23-year-old Demarius Claybrooks Jr. on criminal homicide charges on Tuesday.
Claybrooks Jr. is accused of shooting 23-year-old Shay Beard in her eighth month of pregnancy on Lewis Street. Police said she survived, however, her unborn daughter died.
The 23-year-old allegedly fired a pistol at a car after a rear-seat passenger got out, discharged bear spray at a crowd of people and then got back inside. Beard was the front seat passenger and was hit in the abdomen. The spraying of the bear mace is believed to be related to an ongoing dispute between several women in the area, according to MNPD.
At last check, Beard was continuing to recover at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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