SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — One man has been arrested for the murder of a pregnant woman. 23-year old Derrick Hayes was taken into custody about 10:30 am, Friday, in the 2800-block of South Grand Avenue East.
He’s charged with first degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Police say he’s responsible for the shooting death of Sheena Malone, which happened Tuesday, May 30, in the 1900-block of South 1st Street.
Malone was reportedly not the intended target of the shooting. Officials say the incident is not gang-related as Hayes has no known affiliations.
Authorities say it remains an open investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.