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New details in shooting of pregnant woman in Lehigh Acres

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Michael Earl Dukes

New details in shooting of pregnant woman in Lehigh Acres

CREATED Aug. 23, 2013

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A Lehigh Acres man will face three charges after shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the head Thursday.

Lee County Sheriff's investigators say 25-year-old Micheal Earl Dukes shot his girlfriend Ashley Pruitt in the head while they were standing in her bedroom.  Pruitt is five months pregnant, but suffered a non-life threatening wound.

Dukes fled the scene after the shooting but deputies found in the area and placed him under arrest.

He is charged with shooting in an occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and culpable negligence resulting injury.

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