Police: Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child's Father Dead

Authorities say a pregnant woman was shot and killed by the father of her unborn child, who then turned the gun on himself.

Multiple media outlets said 21-year-old Yumeka Caldwell died in her apartment soon after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigated her complaint Friday morning she had received a threatening phone call from Antonio Phifer.

Police believe Phifer shot Caldwell and before shooting himself.

Police spokesman Robert Fey said officers spoke to Caldwell when they saw Phifer outside the building and gave chase. They then followed a car Phifer was known to travel in and stopped that vehicle, but Phifer was not inside.

Soon after, dispatchers got a call from Caldwell's apartment complex, neighbors saying they had heard several gunshots.

Officers returned to the apartment and found the bodies.


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  • by Sam Location: The Will on Jul 13, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    Sad ending! Unsuccesful attempt to save this lady from this creepy cowardly punk! News you hate to hear about. That is a piece of proof that you can't always make it to somewhere in time to save somebody. It's unfortunate but it's true. May God be with the families of these two people at this time!
  • by LOL Location: Washington/raleigh on Jul 12, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    I get what they saying very clearly..Pregnant woman called the police bc boyfriend/childs father was harassing the young lady..Police came to the house,boyfriend left..Police follow the car,that they thought he was in..Suspect wasn't in the car..Soon after that,police get another call saying gunshots was fired at the same complex where police just left..Police got their,both suspect and victim found dead in the home..Murder/suicide..Do you get it now..I'm like Angela now,if you didn't get it,please power your computer off and have a coke in a smile...
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2009 at 07:41 AM
    this man is psyco
  • by Angela Location: Washington on Jul 12, 2009 at 05:40 AM
    To anonymous that posted 12:10 AM. Do you have a high school education? The story is very easy to follow if you know how to read. Try again, and if you still don't understand it, turn off your computer, sit down, and try to read a book.
  • by Liza Location: Kinston on Jul 12, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    I agree. It seems there are words missing in most sentences. Does not make sense.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2009 at 09:10 PM
    i can barely understand the events in this story as written.
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