Mom killed but baby lives
BATON ROUGE - A newborn child is hospitalized and expected to live after her mother was shot and killed earlier this weekend.
29-year-old Brittney Mills opened the door to her home on Ship Drive late Friday night. The home is off Florida Boulevard near Lobdell Avenue in Baton Rouge. She was nine months pregnant when shot several times. Her baby was saved. Investigators believe a person came to the home and asked to use her car. She was shot when she refused.
Neighbors tell News 2 say they believe it was someone who knew her. "It was definitely an assassination by somebody that she knew," said one neighbor who lives near Mills. "She would always peek through the window even when I would be down there or ring the doorbell."
Detectives say they do not have any suspects or any indication of a motive, but investigators ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call police.