A 19-year-old man has been arrested for the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman pushing her one-year-old child in a stroller.
Diamon Eichelburger, 20, was shot dead in a car park on Van Brunt Boulevard in Kansas City in the US state of Missouri on 20th July 2020.
Detained suspect Jovon Burrell was charged with armed criminal action and second-degree murder last year and the police have now arrested David W. Everson, 19, on the same charges, as it still remains unclear who fired the shots.
The local authorities charged Everson 15 months after Burrell, who was 19 years old at the time of his arrest.
According to Eichelburger’s partner, the victim was four months pregnant when she died of multiple bullet wounds.
The police said that a car pulled up to the victim and a passenger asked “ain’t you Diamon?” before firing numerous shots.
Eyewitnesses said the shots came from the rear passenger side of a Chevrolet Impala car with tinted windows.
The child, who was taken to a local hospital for checks, was unharmed in the shooting.
Burrell reportedly posted footage of the scene on social media with the caption “she dead, she dead” with laughing emojis.
A witness, identified as a juvenile, who was also in the car at the time, claimed that Everson told him he shot the victim because she ‘set his cousin up’, according to prosecutors.
Court records state that Burrell told the police he was driving the car with the juvenile and a third person, allegedly Everson, who is accused of being the gunman.
However, Everson has claimed that the juvenile was the shooter, according to court records.
The victim’s partner said he was with her when the shooting took place.
After leaving a shop, they were walking across the car park with their young child when a grey car approached with the passenger window lowered.
A man said “ain’t you Diamon?” and when she answered ‘yes’, the suspect allegedly fired several shots.
The pregnant victim was confirmed dead at the scene.
Burrell, now 20, was arrested days later after the police tracked the vehicle’s licence plates.
Everson was also quizzed by the police in July 2020 and reportedly told them that he was just getting a lift home from Burrell and his younger brother, who he accused of firing the shots from the back window.
The two suspects are being held at Jackson County Jail as the investigation continues.