‘I didn’t mean to kill her:’ Man shot pregnant estranged wife in chest outside Celebration hospital, deputies say

Suspect faces attempted murder charges, deputies say

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of shooting a pregnant woman at a hospital in Celebration Thursday.

CELEBRATION, Fla. – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man accused of shooting a pregnant woman multiple times in the chest at a hospital in Celebration Thursday.

On Friday, deputies said Damion Sasenarine Mohammed, of Kissimmee, was arrested Thursday in a parking lot about 7 miles from AdventHealth Celebration, the scene of the shooting.

In an interview with detectives, Mohammed asked, “Is she OK? I didn’t mean to kill her,” according to the report, and also admitted to grabbing his gun out of the victim’s hands and “possibly firing it two times.”

Deputies are investigating a shooting at AdventHealth Celebration, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. (WKMG)

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According to investigators, the 36-year-old shot his estranged wife several times in the parking lot of the hospital.

Records show a friend of the victim told deputies that she walked the victim to her car each day because she knew the victim had “an ex who was a stalker.” On Thursday, that witness had just walked the victim to her car and was heading to her vehicle when she heard the victim calling out her name and saw her struggling, according to the report.

The witness tried to intervene but deputies said Mohammed pointed a gun at the witness, so she ran away shortly before shots were fired.

A man who was nearby also heard the commotion and saw Mohammed hitting the woman’s head and attempting to force her into the back of a vehicle, according to authorities. Records show that man tried to help the victim but Mohammed fired a shot at him, although he wasn’t injured.

The sheriff said that after the shooting, Mohammed left in a black Toyota Yaris.

When deputies arrived, witnesses were trying to help the woman. She managed to identify the shooter to investigators before being airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment, records show.

As more deputies arrived in the area, they spotted the black Yaris driving east along West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway near Oren Brown Road, according to the incident report, and managed to arrest Mohammed in a business’ parking lot.

Mohammed now faces two counts of attempted murder and one charge of aggravated assault.

The sheriff said the victim is in critical condition but investigators hope to speak with her more as she recovers.

Mohammed was expected to make his first appearance on Saturday but officials said he waived his initial appearance due to medical reasons.

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