Pregnant Woman Daysha Brock Fatally Shot; Baby Dies After Delivery
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LITHONIA, Ga. -- A pregnant woman was killed in a shooting that left her husband wounded, DeKalb County police said. They said doctors delivered the baby boy, but he died shortly after.
The shooting happened at the Retreat at Stonecrest apartments in Lithonia just after midnight Sunday. Relatives identified the victims as 21-year-old Daysha Brock and her 23-year-old husband, minister Chris Brock. They said the couple spent years trying to conceive and will never see their dream fulfilled.
"She was five months pregnant. They've been trying for three years. Three years," said LaChunna Bryant-Blake, Daysha Brock’s aunt.
Bryant-Blake said the couple and their 7-year-old goddaughter pulled up to the apartment’s security gates and noticed a silver car behind them. She said Chris Brock thought the men looked suspicious and didn't want them to get in when he went through.
"He was moving slow, so they couldn't come in behind him. He wanted them to follow the proper procedure," she said.
But the men got in anyway, police said. When Brock parked, he, his wife and their goddaughter began walking to their apartment and the men in the silver car suddenly showed up and started shooting, police said.
"He said, ‘Auntie, they didn't even have to pull out the guns. It was already cocked, and they just lit fire on us,’" Bryant-Blake said. "He said, 'I'm just screaming, "Why y’all shooting at us?" '"
The expectant mother was hit in the chest, police said. Her husband told Bryant-Blake he ran after the men and was hit in the arm. Daysha Brock died on the way to the hospital, and her baby didn’t make it either. Her husband is trying to understand why the shooting happened.
"He is relying on his faith to pull him through," Bryant-Blake said.
Bryant-Blake said the bullet shattered the minister’s arm and he may not be able regain use of it. The shooter and the men with him are still on the loose, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact DeKalb County police.