Kansas City man charged with wounding pregnant girlfriend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with wounding his pregnant girlfriend in a shooting that the victim described as accidental.

Jackson County prosecutors announced Monday that Devante Williams is charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The victim who is 6 months pregnant told police that the shooting happened Saturday while she and Williams were “play fighting.”

Court records say another woman and a 1-year-old were nearby when a bullet struck the victim in the groin. The injury wasn’t life threatening and the unborn baby wasn’t harmed.

Williams told police the weapon “went off” when he shoved it under a pillow where he keeps it. Police say he discarded the gun and magazine in bushes afterward.


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