Pregnant woman killed in drive-by shooting in NJ’s capital
TRENTON — A pregnant woman was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting that also injured two others.
The shooting occurred in broad daylight Thursday afternoon on the 100 block of North Hermitage Avenue.
The 22-year-old woman, Manei Glover, was pronounced dead at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. A 48-year-old man was shot in the hip while the woman's 74-year-old grandfather was shot in the neck.
The three were with two others in a minivan when a vehicle pulled up and fired several shots.
The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said police have found a stolen vehicle that they believe was used in the shooting. But no suspects have been announced.
Authorities have not said whether they suspect any motive for the shooting, but Glover's father told NJ.com that the shooters may have mistaken his father's new minivan for someone else's.
New Jersey is one of about two dozen states that do not have a fetal homicide law on the books.
Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, R-Ocean, introduced his Motherhood Violence Act bill last year after a previous bill stalled. The bill would make killing a fetus a first-degree crime punishable by 20 years without parole. It would exempt abortions or deaths consented to by the mother.
Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.