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Man arrested, charged in connection with deadly shooting of pregnant woman in St. Denis

Louisville police said they took 21-year-old Devin Minor into custody late Monday in connection to the shooting of the woman on Melody Acres Lane Sunday night.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An arrest has been made in the deadly shooting of a pregnant woman in the St. Denis neighborhood.

Metro Police said Devin Minor, 21, was taken into custody Monday night.

He’s been charged with shooting and killing 20-year-old Darriona Jones.

Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Melody Acres Lane around 9 p.m. Sunday after reports of that shooting.

When officers arrived, they found Jones suffering from a gunshot wound.

Jones was taken to UofL Hospital where she and her unborn child died as a result of her injuries.

Court records say Jones' mother saw Minor with a handgun, then took Jones' and Minor's child outside to remove them from a "verbal altercation" and to call police.

Jones' mother then heard a pop and saw Minor leaving the apartment according to court records.

After Minor left the scene Jones' mother went inside and saw Jones' had been shot according to court records.

Minor is facing murder, fetal homicide and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

He’s currently booked at Metro Corrections awaiting arraignment.

► Contact reporter Tom Lally at TLally@whas11.com or on Facebook or Twitter.


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