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Kansas City man charged in shooting death of pregnant woman

July 22, 2020 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman who was pushing a baby stroller.

Jovon Burrell, 19, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 20-year-old Diamon Eichlburger, She was killed Monday at a convenience store in east Kansas City.

Burrell told police a passenger in his car, whom he didn’t know, shot Eichlburger and he didn’t know why, the Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Wednesday.

Eichlburger’s boyfriend told police they were leaving the store with a 1-year-old child when a car stopped and someone inside asked, “Ain’t you Diamon?”

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When Eichlburger said yes, someone in the car began shooting, prosecutors said. The child was not injured. Eichlburger’s boyfriend told police she was four months pregnant.

Burrell acknowledged writing a post on Facebook after the shooting that ended with “she dead she dead,” and panned between the crime scene and a gun on someone’s lap. But he said the post was a coincidence and not related to Eichlburger’s death, according to the court documents.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said more charges against Burrell or others are possible as the investigation continues.

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