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Man arrested, woman sought in shooting of pregnant woman

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Cowan Collins (APSO) Cowan Collins (APSO)
Tiffany Victor (APSO) Tiffany Victor (APSO)

Gonzales, La. - One man is under arrest and a woman is being sought in connection with the Wednesday morning shooting of a pregnant Gonzales woman, according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

The victim's ex-boyfriend, Cowan Collins, 27, of Baton Rouge, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, attempted first-degree feticide, and illegal use of weapons. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail, where his bond has been set at $550,000.

Deputies are seeking 27-year-old Tiffany Victor of Laplace for accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree feticide and accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder, according to Major Kevin Hanna.

At about  4:20 a.m., Kenyia Houston, 25, who is eight months pregnant, was leaving her home  when a man wearing dark clothing approached her and fired several shots. She tried to flee in her car but wrecked it at the intersection Highway 621 and Orleans Drive in Gonzales.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office detectives found Houston with a gunshot wound to the arm and chest. She was taken to the hospital where she delivered her baby and underwent surgery for her wounds. Houston and her baby are in stable condition.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on Victor's whereabouts is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636), or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device. Tipsters may also call Crimestoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

 

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