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Carpendale Shooting Leaves Pregnant Woman Dead

July 7th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Shortly after 2PM on Wednesday police responded to 11 Buddy Lane in Carpendale. 19 Year old Bernice A. Crawford was found lying on the kitchen floor having sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Phillip R. Shipley, 68, was arrested at the scene.

The incident is believed to be related to an altercation that occurred earlier on Wednesday in Cumberland. Where Crawford was allegedly assaulted by Shipley and Shipley was then beaten up by Crawford's boyfriend. Cumberland City Police and C3I are investigating that incident.

Crawford was said to have gone to Shipley's residence on 11 Buddy Lane to speak with Shipley where he shot her in the chest with a Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol at close range.

Crawford was six weeks pregnant.

The victim's body was transported to the state medical examiners office in Charleston for autopsy.


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