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Man arrested for the shooting death of a pregnant woman at an Amazon facility


Dakota County, MN — Authorities have arrested a man who fatally shot a pregnant woman in the parking lot of an Amazon fulfillment center.
The incident occurred Sunday, Jan. 8, at 217th Street West.
Officials say they responded to the scene around 6:51 p.m. after the report of gunfire, and found a pregnant woman suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle.
The victim, 31-year-old Kyla O’Neal, was transported to an area hospital where she died from her injuries. Medical staff were, however, able to deliver the baby.
As of Tuesday, reports indicated that the infant is in critical condition and “fighting for his life.”
Kyla’s mother told reporters that the infant “lost a lot of oxygen to the brain, so he has no brain functioning right now.”
Kyla also leaves behind three other children, ages 10, 7, and 2.
Authorities identified the suspect as 32-year-old Donte Raphael McCray and say that he worked at the facility.
There is no word on why the incident occurred, and authorities have not confirmed the suspect’s relationship to the victim.
Some news reports state that McCray is the father of the infant and that Kyla recently ended her relationship with him.
McCray is being held at the Dakota County Jail on second-degree manslaughter charges.
Authorities say he is cooperating with the investigation.