Suspect arrested after shooting pregnant woman in car on New Bern Avenue

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Officers have arrested and charged a man suspected of shooting a pregnant woman in a car on New Bern Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Officers have arrested and charged a man suspected of shooting a pregnant woman in a car on New Bern Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Raleigh Police responded to reports of a shooting at around 2:00 p.m. on New Bern Avenue and Raleigh Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers found Maya Sherrod, 25, in the back seat her car with a gunshot wound to her head.

According to officials, while officers were on their way to the scene, they saw a white Dodge Charger, driven by Tyler Mack Kirby, 26, that was traveling east on New Bern Avenue at a high rate of speed.

Officers notified the Garner Police Department who observed the car on Forest Drive in Garner. After further investigation officers confirmed Kirby was involved with the shooting on New Bern Avenue.

Kirby was arrested by Garner police and turned over to Raleigh police. He faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Court documents reveal that Kirby was driving with a revoked license and used a semi-automatic pistol in the shooting.

The victims boyfriend Tyshaun Debnam, 25, along with Darrell Debnam, 38, were in the car with Sherrod. Tyshaun told ABC11 that Sherrod recently found out she was pregnant.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

"I kind of blacked out. I just blacked out like I heard the shots I just blacked out," Debnam said. "I don't know her condition right now- her condition is bad. It ain't good. I just hope she gets well. I'm gonna be there for her, I'm going to support her."