UPDATE: Baby delivered after mother fatally shot has died

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UPDATE: (03/20/19) –

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky coroner says a newborn girl delivered following the fatal shooting of her pregnant mother has died.

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A statement from the Fayette County Coroner’s Office says 4-day-old Amelia Johnson died Tuesday night from a lack of oxygen due to the death of her mother. Her manner of death was listed as a homicide.

Kentucky State Police have said 29-year-old Geri D. Johnson of Williamsburg was pronounced dead Saturday at Baptist Health Corbin Hospital. The pregnant woman had been brought to the emergency room with a gunshot wound. Police said the infant was delivered and transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington in critical condition.

The deaths remain under investigation.



WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Troopers say they are still searching for answers after a pregnant woman died from a gunshot wound over the weekend.

They say 29-year-old Geri Johnson was 7 months pregnant when she showed up at Baptist Health Corbin Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Johnson’s baby was delivered and taken to Kentucky Medical Center in critical condition.

No one in custody at this time.

Johnson’s body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.