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AZ - Khalli Lawrence, 19, slain, baby injured, Phoenix, 11 Dec 2014

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    A woman and a baby were shot in a South Phoenix neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to Sgt. Jonathan Howard with the Phoenix Police Dept...

    It happened at 18th Avenue and Liberty Lane.'

    The 22-year-old woman's reported to have been shot in the back of the head, and the baby in the leg. No information about their condition yet.

    Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Police-Woman-and-baby-shot-in-Phoenix-285546671.html#ixzz3LdRBupnX



    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Police-Woman-and-baby-shot-in-Phoenix-285546671.html
     
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    zwiebel New Member

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    'The Phoenix Fire Department says the adult victim is a 20-year-old female who is in extremely critical condition.'

    The article also says the emergency caller said the baby was 'alert and crying' and it's not known if it was shot. But it's an earlier one than the first article I posted, which confirms the baby was shot. Just hoping the baby recovers with no permanent damage. I fear for the (mom?) young woman shot in the head though. :(

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/ahwatukee/phoenix-police-woman-baby-shot-in-ahwatukee
     
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    zwiebel New Member

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    The mom was only 19, and her and the baby were not shot in their home, they were found at the side of a wash.

    'She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police have identified her as Khalli Lawrence, 19.

    Lawrence's infant daughter was reportedly shot in the leg. Howard said the child is improving and is expected to survive.

    The mother and baby were found on a footpath along a wash.

    "An area resident heard a baby crying," Howard said. "He looked down and saw a woman laying on the ground with a baby next to her. He found that they appeared to be injured, both of them, called the police department, called the fire department." '

    So did someone have this woman and baby in a vehicle, shoot them, and push them out? Or was this a woman just walking with her baby and was a victim of a random attacker? Whatever it was, it sounds as though it was lucky the passerby heard the baby and called emergency, otherwise there might have been two fatalities. Someone shot a baby and left it to die here. They need to be caught. I think there is a clue to what happened in what police have said:

    'Police do not believe there is cause for alarm for area residents.'

    Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Police-Woman-and-baby-shot-in-Phoenix-285546671.html#ixzz3LiGJYSUn


    Read more: http://www.azfamily.com/news/Police-Woman-and-baby-shot-in-Phoenix-285546671.html#ixzz3LiEsTTWh
     
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    'Police said Lawrence lived in the Valley, but not near the crime scene.'

    It looks like those are baby accessories or equipment scattered in the road there? I'm guessing all that stuff would not have been carried by a mom just out for a walk (especially as she didn't live nearby). So it kind of leads to the conclusion Khalli was thrown out of her own car, along with her baby and the baby's stuff - or the perp had that baby stuff in his car, and wanted to get rid of anything connecting him/her to the crime.

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-ph...dentify-woman-shot-along-with-baby-in-phoenix

    Just my opinion, I think someone very, very close to mom and baby probably committed this dreadful crime. The quicker police can name a suspect they're looking for, the quicker people will report where that person is, I think.
     
  7. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Can't find any updates since December.

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/2...mother-works-to-raise-money-for-funeral-costs

     
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    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    Is it known who the baby's father is?

    To have scattered baby accessories in the road and shot an infant, it sounds as though someone was angry that Khalli had the baby. Someone also wanted distance between himself/herself and the victims, it seems.
     
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    Didn't know if I should post there was a pending assault case with defendant name's same as deceased......pretty darn sure LE must be looking into the connection. You can look it up in county record. There was an appearance during the week she was shot. Minute entries indicate that the case of course is dismissed.
     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news...em-smith-charge-first-degree-murder/23244215/

    http://azdailysun.com/news/state-an...cle_b43ec82f-333b-5211-bdbc-fdc335d879d1.html

     
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    "Smith and Lawrence started dating in 2013 after he separated from a longtime girlfriend with whom he has a 3-year-old son, records show.

    Lawrence filed for child support last year after her child was born, court records show. By that time, Smith had returned to his ex-girlfriend and didn't want anything to do with the child he fathered with Lawrence, police said. Multiple witnesses told investigators Smith had threatened to kill Lawrence if she sought child support."

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news...em-smith-charge-first-degree-murder/23244215/
     
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    "Police said witnesses also placed Smith at Lawrence's apartment on Dec. 11, the day of the murder. Investigators obtained a partial receipt and video of Smith purchasing a .22 caliber handgun earlier that morning.

    Smith told authorities he had sold the gun and was at his sister's house the morning of the killing, but did not have an alibi for the two-hour window between leaving his sister's and arriving in the East Valley to take a court-ordered paternity test, records show."

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news...em-smith-charge-first-degree-murder/23244215/
     
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    What a vile human being.
     
  15. JusticeWillBeServed

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    From last month:

    Man accused of shooting Valley woman, infant rejects plea agreement

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/34527241/man-accused-of-shooting-valley-woman-infant-expected-to-change-plea

     
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    I just found out about this case. I know the defendant.
     
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    The defendant was found guilty and received the death penalty.
     
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