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Police: Mom shot pregnant daughter

by Minden Press-Herald


A Springhill woman is behind bars after allegedly shooting her pregnant daughter during an altercation.

Katesha B. Thomas, 43, of the 400 block of Center Park Drive, was arrested Thursday, May 7, and charged with attempted second-degree homicide. Bond was set at $500,000.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says the shooting happened around 8 or 9 p.m., when Thomas and her daughter were having a dispute regarding the custody of a child.

“An altercation occurred where a knife was possibly involved,” Lynd said. “The suspect went to the bedroom closet and got a 9mm pistol. The daughter exited the residence and the mother fired one shot into the air.”

Lynd goes on to say the mother fired another round striking her daughter in the upper torso area.

Thomas’ daughter was transported to Springhill Medical Center by private vehicle and then air lifted by Life Air to University Health in Shreveport.

Lynd says Thomas’ daughter, along with the twins she is carrying, is in stable condition. The child the two were arguing over is currently with other family members, Lynd says.

Authorities say Thomas is still incarcerated at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

Arresting officers were Detective Bryan Montgomery, Sgt. Leon Thirdgill and Chief Lynd.

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