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Man arrested 2 years after shooting pregnant woman, killing unborn child

Gianni Booker (Source: SCSO) Gianni Booker (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Police Department arrested a second man more than two years after he and another man allegedly killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

In July 2015, police found Latisha Yarbrough lying in the front yard of a house on Kirkland Street. She had been shot several times.

Latisha told officers that Gianni Booker and Lazerrick Pruitt, the father of the unborn child, shot her while sitting in his car. She was nine months pregnant at the time.

Latisha's unborn child died from injuries sustained in the shooting.

Pruitt was arrested in August 2016. Booker was finally arrested on October 4, 2017.

Booker is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, employing a firearm with intent to commit a felony, and domestic assault. His bond is set at $20,000.

It's been two years since Latisha lost her unborn child, but family members say they're grateful the baby is finally getting justice.

"Thank you, Jesus,” said one family member, who didn’t want to be identified. “I didn't know. It shocked me, but I'm glad justice has been served."

It’s a sigh of relief for Latisha’s family after spending the last two years in mourning.

“It's been tough but she's going through it, and she's overcoming it slowly but surely," the relative said. "It just broke our heart that somebody could actually do such a horrible crime to an innocent baby."

Family members said Latisha’s daughter would have been 2 years old this summer. Although it has been difficult, they're grateful the baby will finally get justice.

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