Florida man arrested in shooting of pregnant woman; baby critical after delivery
St. Petersburg, Fla. (WFTS ) — An infant is in critical condition after a pregnant woman was shot and killed in St. Petersburg Friday morning, according to police.
Police said 36-year-old Joi Spencer was shot and killed by her husband, Kamion Spencer. She was taken to Bayfront Health Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to an arrest report, Kamion Spencer told police after his arrest he pointed the gun at his wife and it fired, hitting her in the chest. It’s unclear if the shooting was accidental, but the arrest reports states he shot her “without intent to murder.”
Her baby boy was delivered and was in critical condition at All Children’s Hospital, police said.
Kamion Spencer was arrested and charged with manslaughter in connection to the shooting. Police said he called 911 and stayed at the home until police arrived.
His wife was seven months pregnant, according to police.
Neighbors were praying for baby boy to pull through at All Children’s Hospital.
“Extremely sad. It hurts my heart to believe that someone could take a mother away from their child,” Jay Fenningsdorf said.
Investigators said Kamion Spencer is a potential flight risk because of his family ties in Jamaica, Bahamas and United Kingdom.