Second Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Pregnant Woman in Miami Gardens

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    Miami Gardens Police arrested a second man they believe was involved with the shooting death of a pregnant woman in March. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports. (Published Friday, Aug 15, 2014)

    Miami Gardens Police arrested a second man they believe was involved with the shooting death of a pregnant woman in March.

    Miami Gardens Police arrested Gregory Medy last week and he’s no facing first-degree murder charges for the death of Qualeica James, 21. Medy’s arrest comes a little more than a month after Miami Gardens Police arrested Antwone Jackson, 20, on two counts of first-degree murder, carjacking, and battery.

    “This community is, in partnership with the police department, this community is now back into the hands of the residents and we’re taking ownership,” said Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson.

    Police say Jackson and Medy shot into a car that James was riding in on March 31. James was seven months pregnant when she was struck by one of the bullets from a car that pulled up beside hers and opened fire. The shooting happened in the area of NW 182nd Street and NW 32nd Avenue.

    James was airlifted to Jackson Ryder Trauma center in critical condition and later died from her injuries. Her baby died just a few days later. Jackson admitted that he fired the assault rifle that killed Qualecia, according to the arrest report. He was arrested after police received a tip about the case.

    Jackson had a criminal record and was out on six years of probation when the shooting happened. Jackson was on probation from an earlier conviction of aggravated battery and carjacking with a deadly weapon.

    Miami Gardens Police detectives believe there are more suspects out larges and said they are continuing the investigation with a word of warning for everyone involved.

    “We will be coming,” Chief Johnson said. “It’s a strong message that we’re sending. We will be coming and we will be seeking justice.”

    For James’ family, they hope that anyone who has any more information about the shooting will come forward.

    “If there’s anybody out there that has any more information to bring the rest of these guys to justice, please do so,” said Marcella Pierce, Qualecia’s mother.

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