Donte Rapheal McCray is charged in the fatal shooting of a woman at an Amazon fulfillment center in Lakeville, while a memorial is being held tonight in the honor of the victim – Kyla Bianca O’Neal – with FOX 9’s Rob Olson onsite.
(FOX 9) – A baby who was initially saved from a shooting that killed its mother outside an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Lakeville on Jan. 8 has died.
Lakeville police said 31-year-old Kyla O’Neal was pregnant when she was fatally shot while sitting in her car just before 7 p.m. in a parking lot on the 9800 block of 217th Street West. Hospital staff delivered her baby the following evening – named "Messiah" by her family.
FOX 9 has confirmed with the O’Neal family that Messiah has since died in the hospital.
Donte Rapheal McCray, 32, St. Louis Park, has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting. He initially claimed the shooting was accidental, but later admitted he was angry when O'Neal backed a car into him, so he pointed a gun and fired at her, charges allege.
According to charges, the couple had gotten into a fight earlier in the day over McCray's infidelity.
Additional charges could now result from the death of the child, according to law enforcement.
Following the shooting, the family held a vigil in her honor – holding bright pink balloons to match O'Neal’s vibrant personality.
The family has also created a GoFundMe fundraiser set up to help her cover expenses and funeral costs.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
A vigil was held for shooting victim Kyla O’Neal as friends and family that knew her also prayed for the life of her baby that has since been born. FOX 9’s Rose Schmidt was at the vigil to report the message her family is saying now.
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Baby of Amazon center shooting victim dies in hospital, family confirms – FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul