A baby delivered prematurely as a result of the mother's fatal shooting Friday was fighting for life early today, police said.
Junior Joseph, 20, the boyfriend of victim Lourdine Faustin, 21, was arrested on charges of murder, attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer and carrying a concealed firearm, said Sgt. Barbara Jones, an Orlando police spokeswoman.
Police responded about 12:25 p.m. Friday to Faustin's home on Jacobs Place, south of downtown Orlando, to arrest Joseph on charges of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and aggravated assault with a firearm, both domestic-violence charges, they said.
They caught up with Joseph four hours later when they received a report of a shooting at the home. Faustin, who was six to eight months pregnant, died at Orlando Regional Medical Center a little before 6 p.m., police said.
Her baby, whose gender was not disclosed, was fighting for survival. The couple also have a 1-year-old boy, Jones said.
Joseph was found several blocks from the shooting scene. Jones said he pointed a gun at an officer and pulled the trigger, but the weapon misfired. The officer, whose name was not made public, suffered a knee injury, will require surgery and is expected be off the street for several months.