SMH: Man Shoots, Kills Pregnant Girlfriend During Argument

SMH: Man Shoots, Kills Pregnant Girlfriend During Argument

I don't understand how a man could ever lift a finger to hurt any woman, let alone the woman that is carrying his child.

A Staten Island man was arrested after he shot his pregnant girlfriend during an argument.

An argument between a man and his pregnant girlfriend ended in horror Thursday on Staten Island when he shot her to death, police said.


Keith Jackson, 43, was charged with murder and illegal weapons possession charges after Bridget Shenk, 35, was found dead just after midnight in her second-floor apartment on Trantor Place near Walker St. in Port Richmond.


Neighbors called 911 after hearing shouting and the gunshot.


“It was loud,” a 57-year-old neighbor said. “We knew what it was. The cops rushed right in there.”


The neighbor’s daughter called 911. She said she has known Shenk since she was 8 years old, and her kids went to the same elementary school.


Shenk, who was about three months pregnant, was shot in the chest in the hallway and stumbled into her apartment, where she collapsed.


Police arrested Jackson at the scene and found a .40-caliber handgun and a .40-caliber shell casing at the scene.


The victim's mother, Dorothy McLeod, told PIX11 News that her daughter had dreamed of having a child, but her boyfriend was less excited.


"She always wanted a child. He didn't want a child,” McLeod said. “When they found out she was pregnant, she was so excited. I went with her on Monday to the doctor.” -(Chelsia Rose Marcius, Graham Rayman, NY Daily News)
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