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Pregnant Kansas City Woman Shot To Death While Pushing Baby In Stroller

Jovon Burrell allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle, but claimed a passenger he doesn't know shot Diamon Eichelburger.

By Connor Mannion
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Police in Kansas City have made arrests in the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman who was killed while she was walking a baby in a stroller.

Officials said Diamon Eichelburger, 20, was pushing her child in a stroller outside of a 7-Eleven Monday when someone drove up and shot her, KCTV reported.

On Wednesday, police announced they had two persons of interest in custody in connection with the shooting. Later that day, Jackson County prosecutors stated Jovon Burrell, 19, has been charged with second-degree murder, according to a press release.

Burrell allegedly told investigators he was driving the vehicle and that a passenger in his car he did not know was the one who shot Eichelburger. He also claimed he did not know why the passenger shot her.

Burrell allegedly posted the crime scene on social media and captioned it, "Fucc a succa bitch she dead she dead."

"This is a gruesome taking of a mother’s life in broad daylight," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said, adding that more charges in the case may come.

The baby in the stroller was "not physically harmed" in the shooting, police said Monday.

Although police have been tight-lipped on details in the case, Eichelburger's family is mourning her and fundraising on GoFundMe. A representative for GoFundMe confirmed to Oxygen.com that the fundraiser was legitimate. 

Eichelburger's family said Eichelburger was four months along in her pregnancy and that the child in the stroller was her 1-year-old daughter. The fundraiser, which has met its goal, seeks to establish financial support for her daughter, Belle. 

"Please help us support Diamon’s 1yr old daughter Belle that was left behind after her mother who was 4mo’s pregnant was tragically murdered while strolling Belle down the street. She was headed to take Belle to the hospital when she shot to death," the fundraiser said.

It's not clear why Eichelburger was taking her daughter to the hospital at the time of her death. 

On the same day as the shooting, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was in Kansas City for a meeting discussing a wave of violent crime plaguing Missouri. 

“It’s heartbreaking,” the Republican governor said of the young mother's killing, adding that it was frustrating a mother and child couldn't be protected, The Kansas City Star reported

Eichelburger's killing marks the 106th homicide in Kansas City just this year, police said on Twitter.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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