Pregnant woman died the day after alleged altercation
BY CHRISTINA DERR
An altercation south of Springtown led to the shooting death of a 29-year-old pregnant woman and her unborn child.
According to a press release from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred just before 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 in the 100 block of Dill Road.
A male on the scene reported he and the woman were arguing and the disagreement turned physical over a weapon which went off shooting the woman in the head.
She was transported to a Fort Worth hospital where she was pronounced dead Monday, Aug. 5.
The sheriff’s office, citing privacy laws and the ongoing investigation, is not releasing further details other than that the Texas Rangers have joined their Criminal Investigations Division in looking into the matter.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner states on their website that 29-year-old Shannon Guthrie died shortly before 9 a.m. Aug. 6 in John Peter Smith Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Baby Guthrie is listed to have died the previous day at 3:45 p.m. in the hospital’s emergency room.
The cause and manner of death have not been confirmed for either.