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Man faces charges in Louisiana shooting death of fetus

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 19 2018 Jul 19, 2018 July 19, 2018 5:44 AM July 19, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: KSLA

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A pregnant woman who was shot in the stomach over the weekend lost her baby and now the alleged shooter faces upgraded charges.

Police say 18-year-old Nazavion Chatman, of Shreveport, initially was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder. Now, he's also facing a charge of first-degree feticide for the death of the unborn child.

Chatman is accused of shooting a 19-year-old woman and 19-year-old man while several people were arguing in a home on Saturday. The woman's unborn child died on Sunday.

Investigators believe the baby's death was a direct result of the gunshot injuries she sustained. News outlets report Chatman is being held in the city jail with bond set at $1 million.

It was unknown if he's represented by an attorney.

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