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2 suspects in custody, charged in pregnant woman's death

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Two of three teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a pregnant Newbern woman are in custody.

Police say 18-year-old Colton Dequan Whitelow and 15-year-old Davonta Duffie are charged in the shooting Wednesday near a housing complex that started over a rivalry between residents of Newbern and Ripley.

Officials say 20-year-old Tamara Brown, who was seven months pregnant, and her fetus were killed. Brown's boyfriend was shot in the hip but survived.

Authorities are still searching for 19-year-old Darnell Madison.

Investigators said Duffie also was charged with first-degree murder in December. Charges were dropped in that case after an investigation found the shooting of an Army soldier was justifiable homicide.

Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com 

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