UPDATE: The Fayette County Coroner reported Tuesday night that the infant daughter who was successfully delivered after her mother was shot Saturday has died.
The child, listed as Amelia Johnson in the the coroner’s report, according to WYMT, died just before 7 p.m.
The cause of death is listed as homicide.
The child was delivered after Geri Johnson, 29, of Williamsburg, was brought to Baptist Health Corbin after suffering a gunshot wound.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The child was transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Kentucky State Police are continuing the investigation.
UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have identified the woman who was shot and killed Saturday night.
According to a press release issued by Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, the victim was Geri D. Johnson, 29, of Williamsburg.
Johnson, who was pregnant at the time, was pronounced dead at approximately 6:20 p.m. at Baptist Health Corbin.
The infant was successfully delivered and has been transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where it is listed in critical condition.
Johnson’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy that was scheduled to be performed today.
“The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear and still under investigation at this time,” Cochran stated.
State Police and Corbin Police were investigating a Chevrolet pickup truck in connection with the incident after it was located on the Corbin bypass at the connector ramp with Ky. 26. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Corbin Saturday night.
The female victim was taken to Baptist Health Corbin where she was pronounced dead.
The name of the victim has not been released.
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