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Suspected Gunman in Killing of NYC Mom-to-Be After Baby Shower Arrested: Police

Police sources alleged the woman's former partner shot her in the head when a fight broke out as she was on her way home from a baby shower

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The NYPD and U.S. Marshals arrested a man suspected of shooting a pregnant woman in Harlem after a baby shower over the weekend, killing her, three law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the case told News 4 Thursday.

The suspect, Justin Soriano, surrendered when authorities knocked on a Bronx apartment door near Gun Hill Road, the sources said. The 40-year-old faces charges including murder in the second degree, menacing, weapon possession and acting in a manner injurious to a child, police later said. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

The victim, mom-to-be Shanice Young, was walking home after attending a baby shower around 1:15 a.m. Sunday near West 128th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard when a fight broke out between her partner and ex, police have said.

Law enforcement sources previously told News 4 her ex-partner pulled out a gun during the fight and shot Young in the head. She was found dead outside her apartment building.

No other injuries were reported.

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