Sep 10, 2013 6:40 PM by Tony Spehar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre Jones, 32, is facing a charge of first degree murder accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman in Colorado Springs on Monday morning.
At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday police were called to the Summit Apartments on Reeve Circle on a report of a shooting. They found Lakeisha Jones, 32, lying on the porch in front her door with at least one gunshot wound. She was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Jones was 30-weeks pregnant, doctors delivered her baby by c-section and the child remains in critical condition.
Court documents say evidence showed someone had broken into Jones' apartment and shot her through her front door.
Friends of Lakeisha Jones told police her estranged husband, Andre Jones, had stalked and threatened her and forced is way into her apartment one at least one occasion. The couple had been separated since February after Lakeisha had an affair and became pregnant from another man. Investigators say Andre Jones had threatened to kill Lakeisha, her baby and the man she had an affair with.
A witness said she had seen Andre Jones leaving the scene at the time of the shooting.
Investigators found Jones had missed work, a meeting with family and a court ordered mediation regarding his divorce to Lakeisha on Monday.
Andre Jones admitted to threatening Lakeisha Jones out of anger when questioned by police, but denied killing her. He was arrested in Fountain on Monday evening.