Man charged with murder for fatal shooting of woman, unborn child in Jackson

Jackson police say they arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child over the weekend.

Daniel Jones was arrested Tuesday morning and is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center, Deputy Police Chief Deric Hearn said.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Strewart identified the victim as 20 year-old Brianna Carter.

Carter was shot multiple times near the 3800 block of Bishop Avenue, Public Information Officer Sam Brown said. She was eight months pregnant. The fetus also did not survive.

Reporter Mina Corpuz can be reached by email at mcorpuz@gannett.com. You can follow her on Twitter @mlcorpuz.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Man charged with shooting death of pregnant woman, fetus in Jackson

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