Three suspects have been arrested in the death of a pregnant Maryland teenager.
J’Lyn Quinones and a friend were shot while crossing an intersection in Prince George’s County on April 20.
Quinones, 18, of Suitland, Md., and an unidentified friend were shot while crossing Quinn Street, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.
The two girls “ran down Southern Avenue and crossed into Washington D.C. seeking help,” according to the statement.
Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. saw the women and rushed over to help them.
Quinones died at a local hospital, but doctors were able to deliver her daughter via emergency C-section. The newborn is listed in good condition.
On Sunday, Prince George’s County Police arrested (L-R) Malik Johnson, 21, and his brother, Michael Johnson, 22, of Southeast D.C.; and Bianca McDuffie, 23, of Southwest, D.C.
Malik is believed to be the triggerman. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder, according to PEOPLE.
Michael Johnson and McDuffie are charged with accessory after the fact for helping Malik Johnson evade arrest.
Police say Michael Johnson is the father of Quinones’ baby. The motive for the fatal shooting is unclear.
A vigil was held by Quinones’ family and friends who say she was excited to be a first-time mom.
“In the beginning, she was scared because she was a single mom,” her friend Constance Chase told WUSA9 News. “She was young but she was really happy that she was having a baby. She said she would find any way to be there for her.”
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