Pregnant woman in life support after shooting; suspect in custody

Pregnant woman in life support after shooting; suspect in custody


*MIK*) DEVELOPING TONIGHT.. AN ANDERSON MAN IS BEHIND BARS FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER.. ACCUSED OF SHOOTING A PREGNANT WOMAN. AUTHORITIES SAY THE 29-YEAR-OLD VICTIM IS BRAIN DEAD. NEWS 8’S JULIA DENG IS FOLLOWING THE INVESTIGATION IN ANDERSON. JULIA.. WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THE SUSPECT? *JULI*) AUTHORITIES CONFIRMED 29- YEAR-OLD SKYE’LAR WHITE HAS A CRIMINAL HISTORY. PRIOR CHARGES DATING BACK TO 2015 INCLUDE CONFINEMENT AND BATTERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. HE NOW FACES A PRELIMINARY CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. *JULIA DENG, REPORTIN*) CHIEF TONY WATTERS// ANDERSON POLICE: “IT’S A VERY HEART-WRENCHING CASE.” POLICE CHIEF TONY WATTERS BECAME EMOTIONAL TALKING ABOUT THE FRIDAY MORNING SHOOTING THAT LEFT 29-YEAR- OLD ALEXIS WASSON BRAIN DEAD. “HER LIFE WAS BEING SUSTAINED AND IS CURRENTLY BEING SUSTAINED BY LIFE SUPPORT.” DETECTIVES SAY.. THE PREGNANT VICTIM WAS SHOT AT HER HOME IN THE 4200 BLOCK OF MELLEN DRIVE. SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO INDIANAPOLIS.. WHERE LOVED ONES ARE NOW KEEPING VIGIL. “AND THAT FAMILY NOW IS HAVING TO ENDURE THE TASK OF DISCONNECTING HER FROM LIFE SUPPORT.” AUTHORITIES DECLINED TO CONFIRM HOW FAR ALONG SHE WAS IN HER PREGNANCY. MOTIVE FOR THE SHOOTING IS UNKNOWN. KENNY AUKER//NEIGHBOR’S SON: “IT IS VERY HEARTBREAKING. I MEAN, I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE.” KENNY AUKER’S MOTHER LIVES ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE VICTIM.. AND AROUND THE CORNER FROM THESE NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH SIGNS. KENNY COULDN’T RECALL ANOTHER SHOOTING ON MELLEN DRIVE DURING THE PAST DECADE. “I WAS NEARLY IN TEARS JUST HEARING ABOUT IT. AND I STILL DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT WAS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY MOM.” HE FOUND OUT THE DUPLEX WITH WHITE DOORS HAD BEEN THE CRIME SCENE.. MOMENTS BEFORE 29-YEAR-OLD SKYE’LAR WHITE WAS ARRESTED FRIDAY NIGHT. DETECTIVES FOUND HIM AT ANOTHER HOME AFTER FOLLOWING UP ON A TIP. WATTERS: “OUR SOLVABILITY RATE IS VERY HIGH HERE WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.” *JULI*) DETECTIVES WERE UNABLE TO CONFIRM THE RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, BETWEEN WHITE AND THE VICTIM. POLICE SAY HE REQUESTED AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY UPON ARREST. ATTORNEYS FOR WHITE COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT. LIVE IN ANDERSON.. JD WISHTV NEWS 8. *BROOK*) IN CRIME WATCH

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