A Georgia woman has been charged with murder in the death of a mom trying to protect her 3-year-old son from gunfire.
Kiresa Cooper was arrested Wednesday night and charged with aggravated assault and felony murder in the death Auriel Callaway, WSB-TV 2 reports.
The station says more charges are expected against Cooper. The shooting occurred during a heated argument between two groups of people at an Athens, Georgia apartment complex on Monday night. A stray bullet struck innocent bystander Callaway, who grabbed her 3-year-old son to shield him from the gunfire.
Police say Callaway was three months pregnant when she was killed.
"This all began with kids fighting," Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Lee Spruill said during press conference on Thursday. "This reckless act took the life of a young mother in her prime, as well as her unborn child."
Spruill said police tracked down Cooper and arrested her at her Cobb County home.
"I cannot think of a more tragic circumstance than for an innocent young mother to be gunned down in front of her residence while her young child looked on," Spruill said.
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