Victim identified in Adel shooting, minor charged
ADEL, GA (WALB) - Adel Police have confirmed a pregnant woman was shot in the chest and killed Wednesday night, and a suspect is in custody.
22-year-old Kadijah Adkinson and her fetus died from a single gunshot wound Wednesday evening in the 800 block of Guy Street.
Adkinson was pronounced dead at the hospital in Cook County around 6:50 Wednesday evening.
Adel police confirmed the suspect is Adkinson's half brother.
The 14-year-old is being charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, feticide, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a pistol by a person under 18.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the shooting, and aren't sure if it was intentional.
"At this point we cannot release a motive as to why it happened. We're leaning towards it was an accidental shooting, but we don't have any confirmation of that yet," said Chief Investigator Jonathon Blake with the Adel Police Department.
The suspect is being held at a regional youth detention center.
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