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Mother Of 1-Year-Old Baby Fatally Shot At Gas Station Pleads 'Please Don't Let Me Die'
A store clerk from the gas station tried to save the young mother's life.
A mother from Jacksonville, Florida was shot to death by two alleged carjackers outside a gas station on New Year’s Day. After she was shot, a store clerk ran to help 24-year-old Sahara Barkley, The Associated Press reported.
The wounded mother told that attendant, “Please don’t let me die.”
Barkley is the mother of a 1-year-old baby. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Barkley died after being gunned down by the suspects, a man and a woman.
The heroic store clerk, Nyla Garner, said Barkley had left her car running, and it was stolen by the male suspect. Garner said Barkley then got into an altercation with the woman who was with the male carjacker.
Gunfire followed, and Garner ran outside to help Barkley.
Garner said she heard Barkley repeatedly plead for her life, stating, “Please don't let me die, I got a baby."
Barkley may have also been pregnant. Garner said that while assisting her, Barkley mentioned an unborn child.
“The whole time, the lady just kept saying 'Please don’t let me die, please don’t let me die, I got a baby on the way,'" Garner told CBS 47. "So at the same time, we tried to apply pressure stop the blood."
Barkley’s mother is now mourning her loss.
“My daughter has a 1-year-old son and she was a devoted mother, she was also the baby of her four siblings,” Rosie Brooks-White said told First Coast News. She said she was unaware of Barkley being pregnant.
“She didn’t deserve to be shot,” the mother told CBS 47. “What am I gonna tell my grandbaby? [...] This just still feels so unreal. You see this all the time, but you never think that it’s going to hit your door, but it shows me nobody is exempt. Justice will be served for my daughter.”
Barkley's family thanked Garner for trying to save Barkley’s life.