Man arrested, charged with murder of 20-year-old pregnant woman in St. Denis

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.Police arrested 21-year-old Devin Minor on Monday and charged him with the murder of 20-year-old Darriona Jones. Since Jones was pregnant, Minor is also being charged with fetal homicide.The shooting happened at an apartment on Sunday just before 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Melody Acres Lane in the St. Denis neighborhood.According to an arrest citation, Minor and Jones were arguing, when Jones’ mother took the pair’s child outside to get them away from the confrontation.That’s when her mother told police she heard a gunshot. She claims she saw Minor step out of the apartment and put a handgun in his backpack.Police say she asked Minor, “Did you shoot my daughter?” before he allegedly pulled the gun back out and asked her if she was going to call the police.She put her phone away after the threat and asked him again if he had shot her daughter, to which he replied that he had shot her in the leg, police say.That led police to also charge Minor with intimidating a participant in the legal process.Minor left the area, and Jones’ mother rushed inside to check on her daughter.When police arrived at the scene, they found Jones with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to UofL Hospital, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead.Minor was arraigned in court on Tuesday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million.The judge cited Minor’s extensive criminal history, including cases in which he violated protective orders issued for Jones, as a reason for the amount of the bond.Sunday night’s tragedy has left some St. Denis residents shaken. Sherman Baines lives across the street from where the shooting happened.”That’s terrible for somebody to do something like that to a woman and an unborn child,” he said. “I don’t see my worst enemy dying like that.”Another nearby resident, Toriano Lewis, said he is saddened by the violence that tragically took two lives.”I hear gunshots all the time,” he said. “I got kids in the house. I got a baby in the house. It’s just sad.” “Let’s just get rid of the violence, the drama, the chaos,” Baines said.

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her unborn child, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Police arrested 21-year-old Devin Minor on Monday and charged him with the murder of 20-year-old Darriona Jones.

Since Jones was pregnant, Minor is also being charged with fetal homicide.

The shooting happened at an apartment on Sunday just before 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Melody Acres Lane in the St. Denis neighborhood.

According to an arrest citation, Minor and Jones were arguing, when Jones’ mother took the pair’s child outside to get them away from the confrontation.

That’s when her mother told police she heard a gunshot. She claims she saw Minor step out of the apartment and put a handgun in his backpack.

Police say she asked Minor, “Did you shoot my daughter?” before he allegedly pulled the gun back out and asked her if she was going to call the police.

She put her phone away after the threat and asked him again if he had shot her daughter, to which he replied that he had shot her in the leg, police say.

That led police to also charge Minor with intimidating a participant in the legal process.

Minor left the area, and Jones’ mother rushed inside to check on her daughter.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Jones with multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to UofL Hospital, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead.

Minor was arraigned in court on Tuesday morning, where his bond was set at $1 million.

The judge cited Minor’s extensive criminal history, including cases in which he violated protective orders issued for Jones, as a reason for the amount of the bond.

Sunday night’s tragedy has left some St. Denis residents shaken.

Sherman Baines lives across the street from where the shooting happened.

“That’s terrible for somebody to do something like that to a woman and an unborn child,” he said. “I don’t see my worst enemy dying like that.”

Another nearby resident, Toriano Lewis, said he is saddened by the violence that tragically took two lives.

“I hear gunshots all the time,” he said. “I got kids in the house. I got a baby in the house. It’s just sad.”

“Let’s just get rid of the violence, the drama, the chaos,” Baines said.