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Husband arrested in murder of pregnant woman

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:05:52 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 10 2013 09:59:45 PM CDT

A man is in custody in connection with the homicide of his wife. She had 3 children and was expecting a 4th.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Police arrested who they believe is responsible for shooting and killing a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs Monday. The suspect is the victim's husband, but police said the couple was separated.

32-year-old Andre Jones, of Fountain, faces a first-degree murder charge.

Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Lakeisha Jones, of Colorado Springs. She was expecting a baby girl. Doctors performed a C-Section on the infant and were able to save her. But she remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Lakeisha Jones had three other children ages 4, 10 and 12.

The shooting happened at the Summit Apartments, 2710 Reeve Circle, which is located near Highway 115 and Lake Avenue on the south side of the city.

Police say that the call for help came in at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013.

Firefighters arrived first and found the woman shot. She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This marks the 23rd homicide of the year.  Last year, there were a total of 22 homicides and 19 at this time, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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