BRADENTON, Fla. – Police are searching for the masked intruders who kicked in the door of a Bradenton apartment and fatally shot a 19-year-old pregnant woman, causing the death of her baby.
Crystal Johnson was seven months pregnant. Authorities said she was shot once in the neck by the intruders who kicked the door down early Sunday and started firing.
She died at a hospital. Her baby girl was delivered and lived on a respirator for two hours.
Johnson's 21-year-old boyfriend, Lawrence Funsch, grabbed a handgun and returned fire at the intruders. Johnson's mother and sister, who also were sleeping in the apartment, were not hurt.
Detectives don't know what led to the shooting, but they say it wasn't random.