Baby boy delivered after mom fatally shot dies days later

Baby boy delivered after mom fatally shot dies days later

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.

Baby boy delivered after mom fatally shot dies days later
Kyle O’Neal and Donte McCray are pictured together.

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.

Baby boy delivered after mom fatally shot dies days later
Kyla O’Neal, 31, was gunned down on Jan. 8 and succumbed to her injuries.

“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.

Donte McCray now faces second-degree murder charges.
Donte McCray now faces second-degree murder charges.

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.

Pictured is the Amazon warehouse parking lot in Minneapolis. where the fatal shooting took place.
The shooting took place in an Amazon warehouse parking lot in Minneapolis.

McCray has now been charged with second-degree murder. Prosecutors had previously stated that if the infant died, they would file additional charges.

According to CBS News, McCray told police he did not know there was a round in the chamber when he fired the gun.

Donte Raphael McCray

“This is a very unfortunate development and certainly adds another layer to an already tragic incident,” Lakeville Police Chief Brad Paulson told the outlet.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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