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Tragic Mississippi Shooting Claims Mother's Life in Front of Her Newborn


A heartbreaking incident unfolded in Mississippi, when a mother of four was fatally shot by the father of her child, while her newborn was present in the home. This chilling crime has shocked the local community, leaving everyone devastated and mourning the loss of yet another innocent life.

In a distressing turn of events, the Tunica County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call on Friday night, reporting that a child from a neighboring home had revealed that their mother had been shot inside the apartment. Law enforcement arrived at the scene only to hear additional shots fired from within the residence. Two more children were found outside, adding to the horrifying nature of the situation.

Authorities discovered that a man, later identified as Donald Demario Patrick, 37, along with a woman and their newborn, were inside the home. After evacuating nearby residences, law enforcement managed to convince Patrick to surrender his weapon and exit the premises. Tragically, Shaterica Queshun Bell, 34, was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on-site. Miraculously, the newborn was unharmed.

The community remains in shock over this senseless act of violence, as the investigation into the incident continues. Our hearts ache for Bell's grieving family, and we implore everyone to keep them, especially the children, in their thoughts and prayers during this unimaginably difficult time.

Donald Demario Patrick is currently in custody at the Tunica County Detention Center, awaiting charges. As the community mourns the loss of a beloved mother, it is crucial for us to work together to combat domestic violence and create a safer environment for every family.



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