A 27-year-old man was apprehended by authorities in Chicago for fatally shooting the woman who was carrying his unborn child. He was wanted by Minneapolis police.
Last week, a nationwide warrant was issued for Zachary Robinson, charging him with second-degree murder, second-degree assault, and being a felon in a possession of a firearm. He is accused of killing Leneesha Columbus, 27, on July 5.
Columbus delivered the child at the Hennepin County Medical Center before succumbing to her wounds. The baby was then admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where the child is currently listed in critical condition.
Columbus was only five months pregnant at the time of her death. She was a model and publicist for a Minneapolis music company by the name of Dawgy Entertainment.
The nature of the relationship between Columbus and Robsinson was unclear. In addition, it was also unclear when Robinson was arrested but he will soon be extradited from Chicago to face arraignment.
The arrest was made between Chicago police and the recently forged Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force.
Columbus was shot in the upper torso as she sat in her SUV.
Witnesses told detectives they saw Robinson and Columbus arguing near her SUV before the shooting, According to the Pioneer Press.
According to a criminal complaint, the witnesses alleged Columbus was shot by Robinson as she started driving away.
The paper reports that a man confronted Robinson in the parking lot, asking him what he was doing.
Allegedly, Robinson pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot the man in his right foot. The man is expected to recover.
The reports also note how prosecutors said Robinson has a history of felony assaults dating to 2009 and is not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition.
The fatal shooting happened just one block northeast of 38th St. and Chicago Ave., the exact site where George Floyd was killed by police on May 25.
Robinson has entered no pleas, and does not have an attorney of record.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.