Pregnant mother and baby she was carrying dead after shooting

Jay Sorgi

Pregnant mother and baby she was carrying dead after shooting

CREATED Aug. 8, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police say that a pregnant mother and the child she was carrying are dead after the woman was shot on the city's north side.

According to police, Sharon Staples, 34, was walking with her 13-year-old son near the corner of North 37th Street and West Lisbon Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police say that three men drove up in a van, and two of them got out and demanded her purse.

After she refused, police said one of the men shot her and took off.

The mother and her son then ran to a nearby house for help, and a rescue crew took her to a local hospital.

She and the child she was carrying then died at the hospital.  Staples was four months pregnant.

Police say there may have been two other robberies in the area with the same van involved, a 1997 Teal Dodge Caravan.

Milwaukee Police ask you to call 935-7360 if you know more information about these crimes.

 

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