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Police: Newborn delivered after pregnant mother fatally shot

Posted at 3:29 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 18:29:44-04

Phoenix police say a newborn boy delivered by emergency cesarean section remained in critical and unstable condition Wednesday after the fatal shooting of his pregnant mother during an argument.

Police say 36-year-old Dwight A. Miles Jr., the boyfriend of 29-year-old Chelsee Dennis, was arrested on suspicion of homicide after she was found slumped over the wheel of a car stopped on the street Tuesday.

According to police, police located Miles after a person was seen running away from the car after the shooting.

Police also say Dennis' 5-year-old daughter also was in the car but wasn't injured when the mother was shot in the head.

A police probable-cause statement says the girl said the adults argued before the shooting.

Miles doesn't have an attorney who could comment on the allegations.