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35-year-old man facing homicide charge in shooting death of pregnant woman

Christina Fulword shot near Ohio Avenue and Center Boulevard

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orlando police said a 35-year-old man is facing homicide charges in the shooting death of a pregnant woman.

The victim who was shot in Orlando on Oct. 13 later died and her baby is in critical but stable condition, according to police.

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Orlando police said Christina Fulword was about six-months pregnant when she was shot at Ohio Avenue and Orange Center Boulevard.

Police said her baby was delivered, and the child is in critical but stable condition. Fulword died after being taken off life support.

Police said Sheila Pierre was arrested in Fort Lauderdale Friday and is facing charges of first-degree murder with a gun and attempted first-degree murder with a gun.

Investigators said the Broward Sheriff’s Office, The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Marshal Service assisted in the arrest of Pierre.

Pierre is scheduled to go before a judge Saturday morning for a first appearance in South Florida. He will later be extradited to Orange County.

Officers said they are still investigating the motive of the shooting.

Police said anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 321-235-5300.


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