Pregnant teen hit by gunfire in Terrytown

Pregnant teen hit by gunfire in Terrytown

TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) - An arrest warrant is out for a 21-year-old man accused of shooting a pregnant teenager.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has identified the suspect as Keith Michael Frank of New Orleans.

The shooting happened July 22 in the 900 block of East Monterey Court in Terrytown. Deputies say the shooting was the result of a fight that broke out between two people. One of the rounds struck the 17-year-old victim who is five months pregnant. Investigators said the victim is recovering and her injuries are considered non-life threatening. They added that the unborn baby is doing fine.

Deputies were able to identify Frank as the shooter as part of an investigation that included information from witnesses on the scene. Frank faces a charge of aggravated battery.

The JPSO believes Frank may be traveling in a black vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Keith Michael Frank is asked to contact Deputy James Guidry with the JPSO Shoot Squad/Homicide at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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