Police say, Mitarius Boyd, 21, shot a pregnant woman at a Nashville Walgreens amid shoplifting claims. The shooting led to a premature delivery, and police have made no arrests as of Monday, according to local reports.
Boyd reportedly worked as the team lead on April 12 when the horrific incident unfolded. He shot Travonsha Ferguson, 34, while attempting to stop her from what he says was a theft in progress.
Mitarius Boyd is the Walgreen employee who shot pregnant woman Travonsha Ferguson pic.twitter.com/rTlN4QG6Dg
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Worker Justified Shooting Claiming Victim Had Shoplifted With Friend And “Maced” Him Before Shooting
Boyd shot Travonsha, who was reportedly seven months pregnant, eight times–twice in each leg and four times in the stomach. She told investigators that she and her friend eventually made it to the car after the gun went off, and the friend dropped off Ferguson at the emergency room by herself.
Pregnant Victim Underwent Three Surgeries, Including Emergency C-Section
At the hospital, doctors tended to her right away. She underwent three surgeries, where she had an emergency C-section to deliver the baby, who was not struck by any bullets.
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The shooting happened at a Walgreens in Nashville, Tennessee (Picture: Google Maps)
A pregnant woman who was allegedly shoplifting and got shot by a store employee had to undergo an emergency C-section.
Travonsha Ferguson, 24, who was seven months pregnant, was shot by… pic.twitter.com/cGKC377nI4
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The case is still under investigation, with the District Attorney currently reviewing the Walgreens employee’s claim that he had to shoot her to protect himself from imminent danger.
Case Causes Widespread Anger On Social Media, With Many Pointing To Walgreen’s “No Chase” Policy
“Mace incapacitates in ALL cases (it doesn’t)? How did he pull the gun. You don’t need to be close enough to get maced to take video. He was and could see she was pregnant and unarmed. He wasn’t “in fear” he was doing more than taking video.”
“East Nashville people don’t play. Did you read the full article though? The gunfire was self defense after the shoplifter maced the walgreens guy. Multiple shots at a pregnant woman is a tough look though.”