A baby boy delivered after his mother was fatally shot outside a Minneapolis Amazon warehouse died a little more than a week later, according to the victim’s heartbroken family.
Messiah, Kyla O’Neal’s son, died Tuesday night at Hennepin County Medical Center after being taken off a ventilator, her relatives told KARE 11.
Messiah was delivered via emergency C-section on Jan. 8 after O’Neal, 31, was gunned down in the warehouse parking lot by her ex-fiancé, Messiah’s father Donte McCray. She was supposed to give birth on January 11th.
Though the baby boy survived the initial trauma, he had no brain function and could not breathe on his own.
“I need [Messiah] to pull through this,” O’Neal’s mother, Katina O’Neal, told CBS News in the days after the tragedy.
“I want him to. I can’t lose both of them, not right now, no.”
In addition to Messiah, O’Neal left behind three older children, including a daughter she shared with McCray, 32.
KESQ reported the couple broke up just hours before the deadly rampage.
“I guess this time it’s just he couldn’t deal with the simple fact that she was leaving him,” Katina O’Neil told the outlet.