December 16, 2021

UPDATE: Pregnant woman and unborn child fatally shot in Jackson, alleged shooter in custody

Therese Apel

A 23-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn baby are dead after a shooting Wednesday night in Jackson, and police sources say at least one of her shooters is in custody.

According to police, Keyunta McWilliams was 8 months pregnant. She was shot multiple times on Beasley Road near Brownlee Drive. A male passenger and a two-year-old-child were also in the vehicle.

Police say four male suspects followed the victim from a gas station before they shot her.

One of the suspects is Joseph Brown, who law enforcement sources say could be a suspect in several other crimes.

Police sources say Joseph Brown and his crew were arrested overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Precinct 2 officers and a task force took them into custody. Brown was running from a house on Kenmore Drive, according to police.

Both McWilliams and her baby were pronounced dead at the scene.

If you know anything about this crime, please contact Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234, or you can call CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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