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17-Year-Old Man in Florida Accused of Shooting a 16-Year-Old Pregnant Woman, Allegedly Hits Another Woman

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Man shot and killed a 16-year-old pregnant woman. (Photo: Yahoo News)

Deputies in Orange County, Florida said that a 17-year-old man shot and killed a 16-year-old pregnant woman. The suspect was also alleged of killing another woman.

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Man shot and killed a 16-year-old pregnant woman. (Photo: Yahoo News)

Pregnant Woman was Shoot and Killed

A man in Florida identified as Lorenzo Michael Larry, 17 years old, shot and killed a 16-year-old pregnant woman named De’Shayla Ferguson, 16 years old. Police authorities cannot yet say the suspect and the victim have a relationship.

The woman is 20 weeks pregnant and unfortunately, her unborn child also died. Meanwhile, Sheriff John Mina said that Lorenzo Michael Larry is now facing second-degree murder in the death of Ferguson and a charge of killing an unborn child by injuring the mother.

The suspect killed the pregnant woman on Oct.24 but he was only arrested on Monday afternoon. The Sheriff said, “This whole community should be grieving for De’Shayla Ferguson and her family and her unborn baby. She died of a single gunshot wound to the head after a heated argument at the hands of Lorenzo Larry. So it has been reported by some that this case may have been related to human trafficking. That’s not true. There is no nexus to human trafficking in this case.”

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The Suspect Has Other Related Crimes

Law and Crime reports that larry also killed Jemile Pittman, 23 years old, by shooting her once in the head. The victim was found dead inside a car on Dec.8 at Rio Grande Avenue.

Additionally, it was also found that he was arrested in May in relation to gun charges. He fled from one state to another to avoid and escape arrest. Moreover, the Sheriff’s office submitted an investigative report to the state Attorney’s office in July.

Mina said, “We have to acknowledge that someone who amasses this many gun charges and is responsible for the killing of two women and an unborn child needs to be behind bars for a very, very long time for the safety of this community”.

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