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Arrest made in fatal shooting of pregnant mom, toddler

June 20, 2020 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths Friday of a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old daughter.

Baltimore Police said Saturday that 24-year-old Devon Sample was the father of the victim’s unborn child, according to The Baltimore Sun.

23-year-old Shiand Miller and 3-year-old Shaniya Gilmore were found dead early Friday afternoon in a parked car in the city’s Westgate neighborhood in southwest Baltimore. Both suffered gunshot wounds.

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Miller was eight months pregnant, her family said.

Police said Saturday that Sample was arrested shortly after the bodies were found,

Baltimore police Commissioner Michael Harrison issued a statement Saturday praising his detectives for making a quick arrest and calling the deaths “a tragic situation where family and friends are left suffering and mourning over the loss of loved ones.”

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