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Aug 19, 2013 3:54 PM by AP, PHOTO: MGN ONLINE

Another arrest in shooting of pregnant woman

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A LaPlace woman accused of a participating in the attempted slaying of a pregnant woman and her unborn child has surrendered to authorities.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says Tiffany Victor, 27, was booked Monday on counts of being an accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree feticide and accessory after the fact to attempted second-degree murder.

The Advocate reports Victor is the girlfriend of Cowan Collins, 27, of Hammond, the man deputies say shot 25-year-old Kenyia Houston, of Gonzales, last week outside her home. She was eight months pregnant.

In a news release Monday, deputies did not explain the extent of Victor's alleged involvement in the shooting.

Collins is believed to be the biological father of Houston's baby, who was delivered last week. The sheriff's office said both the baby and Houston are in stable condition at an area hospital.

Investigators believe Collins used a revolver to shoot Houston twice - once in the arm and once in the chest - at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday as she left her home.

The sheriff's office said a man, wearing dark clothes, approached her car, pointed a gun at her and fire several shots. She tried to flee in an attempt to save both her life and her baby's and ended up wrecking her car at an intersection, authorities said.

Cowan faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder, attempted first-degree feticide and illegal use of weapons with bond set at $600,000.

Victor is being held at the Ascension Parish Prison. Bond was set at $100,000.

It was unclear whether either suspect has an attorney.


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