Mom Holding Newborn Killed by Stray Bullet

Birmingham woman held onto 10-day-old son as she fell
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2013 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Birmingham, Alabama, woman who was hit in the chest by a stray bullet managed to hang onto her newborn even as she fell back into her apartment and died, reports Police say Sheri Williams, 24, was holding her 10-day-old son while standing in the doorway of her apartment yesterday when she got hit by the bullet and fell back onto a couch. She was found dead at the scene, still cradling her child. He wasn't injured, reports WBRC. Two men had gotten into a fight at a restaurant near Williams' housing complex, and one started chasing the other down the street while shooting, say police. No arrests so far. (Read more Birmingham stories.)

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