Pregnant Texas mom shot and killed, 15-year-old boy accused of her murder, cops say

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Jun. 1 2021, Published 9:12 a.m. ET

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A pregnant Texas mom was shot and killed in downtown Austin and now police say a 15-year-old boy is charged with her murder.

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On May 20, the Austin Police Department received several calls reporting shots fired, officials said.

Once officers arrived, they found blood and several cartridge cases on scene, but they did not find any victims, police said.

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Another 911 call came in about the shooting victims and officers went to another location and found two people, police said.

KXAN reported that Kaylin Price, 21, was found in the backseat of a car with a gunshot wound.

Medical personnel arrived and tried to save Price, but she was pronounced dead around 12:15 a.m., authorities said.

Police said the second victim was a man, who was shot in the leg. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Investigators talked with several witnesses, who all described a 15-year-old who fired shots from the passenger side of a car and then fled from the scene.

Officials determined it was the 15-year-old that shot Price and the man.

Police said Price friends tried to drive her to the hospital but could not find it and called 911 instead.

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Police said the 15-year-old is being held at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center and his name is not being released since he is a minor.

An autopsy was performed and found the cause of death to be a gunshot wound in the manner of homicide and that Price was 16-weeks pregnant, according to authorities.

According to an online obituary, Price moved to Texas in 2002 and eventually completed her certified nursing assistant program at Austin Community College. She was raising a daughter, Eliza, and after her death, her family learned she was carrying a boy.

"Although Cali's time here was cut short, the outpouring of love and support honors how she touched all our lives with her light and love. That light she shared with all of us, is the legacy of brilliant light in the joy of Eliza's laughter, smiles and love," the obituary reads. "Cali was loved deeply and our hearts are aching.


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