Man Arrested In Murder Of Pregnant Woman Shot While Pushing Daughter In Stroller

Baby Belle Diamon Eichelberger Jovon Burrell Charged In Murder Case

Diamon Eichelberger, a young pregnant mother, was fatally wounded by several gunshots in front of a convenience store in Kansas City as she was strolling with her boyfriend and her daughter.

The 20-year-old victim and her 14-month-old toddler, Belle, went to the local 7-Eleven outlet shortly before noon but was shot a couple of times by an unknown man in a gray automobile.

Even though none of the shots hit the infant, the baby was quickly brought to the nearest medical institution for examination.

According to one of the people that were present to the unfortunate event, what happened could be described as “It’s just crazy, it’s just sad” and “it’s like a domino effect” since now her child had to grow up without their mother.

Thelma Rowell, a close relative to Eichelberger, described her as a very positive person, who was “always happy, even when she was going through things, she was always happy.”

The unsolved crime is just the latest murder in the city, as the count of killings in Kansas City reached 106 since the beginning of the year.

The mayor of the city, Quinton Lucas, who in the past has tried to take measures against the rise of homicide cases through his collaboration with the FBI, talked publicly about the demise of Eichelberger and expressed hope that the murderer will be caught.

Lucas also stated that even though the criminal was still free, there were leads to be followed and that everyone needed to do whatever possible so tragedies like that one could be prevented.

Two people were arrested in relation with the killing, one of them was charged with murder. Jovon Burrell, 19, was charged with second-degree murder by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Burrell has reportedly admitted to being the driver of the vehicle. Before the arrest, he allegedly made a Facebook post that featured a gun and him saying in a video, “{sic} f— a succa b—- she dead she dead.”

He was in the car with his younger brother and an unknown man in the back seat, and he said this person is responsible for the murder.

Jovon Burrell Charged In Diamon Eichelberger Murder Kansas City Police Department

Eichelberger’s aunt, Erica Mosby, told local media: “I wanted them to feel something close to what we feel. I know that homicide is so common in Kansas City and lives are being taken so much that to some people it’s just another life. To the murderer, it’s just another life, but I wanted them to feel some, some type of guilt.”

She added: “It’s almost like she just knows her mom ain’t here and it’s so crazy. But Diamond loved this baby with everything in her. Everything in her.”

A GoFundMe fundraiser set up by the family to take care of Belle’s future has raised close to $12,000 so far.


Recommended For You