A black pregnant woman suspected of carjacking was shot five times by Missouri Police according to a witness.
‘They shot five times,’ the eyewitness claims. ‘I froze when I saw her fall to the ground.’
The witness, who only revealed her first name, Shedanja, told the Kansas City Star, “They shot five times.” “I froze when I saw her fall to the ground.”
The injured woman, who is Black, was suspected of carrying out a carjacking with a male accomplice. KCTV has identified her as Leonna Hale, 26. She is still alive, but suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she is in stable condition.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officers confronted the pair of suspects in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store on Friday.
The male suspect reportedly jumped out of the car and ran away, but Ms. Hale stayed and put her hands up.
“She did not pull out a weapon on them,” Shedanja told the Star. “She did not even have a stick in her hand.”