MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that an infant born after her mother suffered what would be a fatal gunshot wound has died.
Leneesha LaDell Columbus was just 4 weeks old when she passed Wednesday at Hennepin County Healthcare. Her cause of death is listed as homicide.
The little girl was delivered July 5 after her mother, 27-year-old Leneesha Helen Columbus, was shot near the intersection of East 37th Street and Elliot Avenue. When officers arrived around 9:15 a.m. they found a group of people desperately performing CPR on Columbus, trying to save her life.
First responders rushed her to Hennepin Healthcare, where doctors delivered Columbus' baby. The mother soon died of her wounds.
Minneapolis police soon tracked down the victim's boyfriend, Zachary Victor Robinson Jr., in Illinois and placed him under arrest. Robinson is already charged with one count of murder, and on Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman added the charge of second-degree murder to an unborn child-not premeditated.