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Young Mother Was Shot and Killed in New York; Ex-Boyfriend, 2 Teens Charged With Murder

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Young mother was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend. (Photo: KARE 11)

Police documents revealed that a young mother was shot and killed. Her ex-boyfriend gave a gun to two teens to who shot the pregnant young mother.

Young mother

Young mother was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend. (Photo: KARE 11)

Young Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Reason for Killing

The young mother, Zaria McKeever, was shot and killed by two teens. It was found that it was her ex-boyfriend who gave the gun to the teens that was used to kill her. Prior to the shooting incident, there were red flags already that were believed the reason why the young mother was shot.

Her sister, Tiffynnie Epps, said that her sister’s ex-boyfriend Eric Haynes got jealous and would always stalk her sister. He also directly threatened the new boyfriend of her sister. Tiffynnie said, “He said that – he told us that day – he told us to ‘watch what’s going to happen to your boyfriend. We both, I guess, just underestimated him.”

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Report of the Complaint

The suspect admitted that he gave a gun to the two teens he knew to beat McKeever’s new boyfriend, according to a police report. The police report goes that with Haynes in the car outside, the teens kicked in the apartment door and shot and killed Zaria.

Meanwhile, the sister of the young mother believed that she was just trying to protect her boyfriend and thought she could de-escalate the situation. She said, “She thought she could calm him down or get him to leave, and if her new boyfriend would leave, everything would be good, you know?”

Furthermore, Haynes will be facing second-degree murder but the young mother’s sister wanted to increase the charge to first-degree murder, considering the video evidence that would prove that Haynes have been stalking leading up to the shooting.

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