Opelousas police have arrested a local man and accused him in the shooting death of his pregnant girlfriend.
Maleke Guillory, 23, was booked with two counts negligent homicide.
The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at a home on East South Street. Police say Guillory, the victim and a former female acquaintance of Guillory were arguing. At one point the victim got a gun, police say. Guillory allegedly tried to take the gun from her, and during the struggle she was shot.
The victim, who was about five months pregnant, was taken to a local hospital where it initially was reported that she was shot in a drive-by shooting. She and the baby died just after 10 p.m., police say.
Guillory was the father of the baby, police say.
"This a tragic an unfortunate situation that resulted from a firearm being introduced into a highly emotional and volatile situation," a release from Opelousas Police states.