‘A future gone’: 8-month pregnant woman shot multiple times dies but not before naming suspect

4 month ago

Jackson news, Mississippi news.

A Jackson man is behind bars facing two counts of murder after his eight-month pregnant victim named him her killer before passing away.

Brianna Carter, 20, was shot multiple times in the street Sunday and rushed to a Mississippi hospital where she succumbed to her wounds.

But while she was at the hospital, Carter identified the shooter as 21-year-old Daniel Cornelius Jones. Police said that she cited domestic issues as a possible motive.

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  • “Not only is loss of life always devastating but most especially if a mother herself is killed and in one of the most miraculous periods of our lives carrying a child,” Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said. “That hope, that’s a future gone.”

    The coroner’s office said that the victim was nearly full-term when she was murdered. The incident is the latest in a string of domestic violence ordeals across Jacksonville.

    “We are pleading with you to – please – let’s handle domestic situations, disagreements, disturbances another type of way,” Assistant Chief Joe Wade said. “Death is a final act.”