Pregnant woman shot multiple times during domestic dispute


POSTED: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:50pm

A pregnant woman was shot multiple times this afternoon allegedly during domestic dispute with her boyfriend.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred around noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25. We’re told the victim, Shylah Hicks, 21, was shot multiple times outside of her home located on Madison Avenue.

Officials say the victim was roughly 5 months pregnant. However, both she and her fetus died shortly after arriving to the hospital.

Investigators believe the issue stems from a domestic dispute with her boyfriend, Adam Sterling, 33.

Sterling was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder, First-Degree Feticide, Illegal Use of a Weapon and Convicted Felon in Possession of a Weapon.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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