MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — A Minneapolis man charged with fatally shooting a pregnant woman is now facing additional charges following the death of the woman’s 4-week-old infant.
In mid-July, Zachary Victor Robinson Jr., 27, was arrested in Illinois and charged in connection to 27-year-old Leneesha Helen Columbus’ murder.READ MORE: WCCO Minneapolis Mayoral Debate: Candidates Tackle Policing, Housing, Rising Crime Rates
Columbus was shot inside a car on the evening of July 5 at the intersection of 37th Street and Elliot Avenue.
Witnesses told police they saw Robinson and Columbus arguing near her Explorer in a parking lot. As Columbus started to drive away, Robinson fired several shots at the SUV.READ MORE: Lake City Man Found Safe After Missing For Several Days
Columbus’ baby was delivered on the evening of July 5; she however did not survive. Officials say Robinson is the infant’s father.
The MPD was notified on Wednesday that the infant, identified as Leneesha LaDell Columbus, had passed away.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Killed In Blaine Crash
Robinson is now facing an additional charge of second-degree murder of an unborn child. He was previously charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a gun in the July 5 incident.