Baby delivered after mother fatally shot has died

March 20, 2019 GMT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner says a newborn girl delivered following the fatal shooting of her pregnant mother has died.

A statement from the Fayette County Coroner’s Office says 4-day-old Amelia Johnson died Tuesday night from a lack of oxygen due to the death of her mother. Her manner of death was listed as a homicide.

Kentucky State Police have said 29-year-old Geri D. Johnson of Williamsburg was pronounced dead Saturday at Baptist Health Corbin Hospital. The pregnant woman had been brought to the emergency room with a gunshot wound. Police said the infant was delivered and transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington in critical condition.


The deaths remain under investigation.