Dying Pregnant North Carolina Woman Calls 911 After Being Shot; Baby Survives

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A pregnant woman who was shot and killed Saturday night told a 911 dispatcher her name and location in her dying breaths, and in the end her unborn daughter’s life was saved.

Kimberly Richardson is seen in a photo posted on a GiveForward fundraising website for her family.

Kimberly Richardson is seen in a photo posted on a GiveForward fundraising website for her family.

The Raleigh Police Department released the eerie 911 call that 25-year-old Kimberly Dianne Richardson made moments after she was shot behind a shopping mall,  Raleigh, North Carolina, television station WNCN reported.

“Help,” Richardson said, struggling to breathe. “I’ve been shot.”

She was able to tell the dispatcher her exact location.

Raleigh police quickly found Richardson and transported her to the hospital. Doctors performed an emergency cesarean section to save her daughter’s life, but Richardson passed away from her injuries.

Officers believe Richardson’s strength while talking with 911 in her dying moments ultimately saved her baby’s life.

WNCN reports that Richardson’s boyfriend Daniel Steele, 25, was arrested as the suspect in the shooting. He is being charged with first-degree murder.

No other information is being released about the infant.

A fundraising website was set up to raise money to support Richardson’s baby girl and her family. The site stated Richardson was 6 months pregnant when she died, and that her daughter was named Lacy Grey.

A version of this story was written and distributed by Tribune Broadcasting.