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Official: Robbery suspects, child drowned in Milwaukee river

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, January 03 2019 Jan 3, 2019 January 03, 2019 10:34 AM January 03, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: WGBA
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Authorities say a 19-year-old pregnant woman, her toddler and a man all drowned when their car crashed into a Milwaukee river during a police chase.
The three who died Monday evening in the Kinnickinnic River have been identified as 19-year-old Shannon Nehmer, her 2-year-old daughter Annamelia Hernandez, and 29-year-old Charles Barefield, who was driving.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner said Thursday that they died from asphyxia due to fresh-water drowning and that Nehmer was several weeks pregnant.
Police officers had initiated a traffic stop because the Chevy Trailblazer matched the description of a car used in two armed robberies earlier that day. When the car fled, police chased it.
The robbery victims said two men and a woman were involved. Police say the third suspect is in custody.

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