A heavily pregnant Alabama woman was killed in a suspected murder-suicide — but paramedics and doctors miraculously managed to save her unborn child, police said.
Cops in Scottsboro responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle stopped in a roadway early Wednesday and found two people dead from apparent gunshot wounds, including 35-year-old Amber Michelle Coffman, who was eight months pregnant, police said.
Owen Deanglo Williamson, 33, Coffman’s boyfriend of more than two years, was the other person found fatally shot inside the vehicle, according to police.
Capt. Erik Dohring said first responders “acted very quickly” at the scene and took Coffman to Highlands Medical Center, where her infant was delivered.
The newborn was then transported to Huntsville Hospital for further treatment and remains listed in critical condition, Dohring told The Post Friday.
Dohring said he did not know the child’s gender, but AL.com reported that Coffman gave birth to a four-pound boy less than hour after cops responded to the scene.
“They made the immediate call to begin measures to maintain blood flow and oxygen,” Scottboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said of first responders. “Basically a CPR situation.”
Dohring said the couple was driving and then stopped at a stop sign just before the suspected murder-suicide.
“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” he said Friday, adding that investigators have yet to determine a motive.
Dohring said police in nearby Hollywood, where both Coffman and Williamson lived, had no reports of domestic violence pertaining to the pair. He declined to indicate what type of gun was used in the shooting.
Coffman’s Facebook profile indicates she had been in a relationship with Williamson since October 2018. Just hours prior to the shooting, she asked for “prayers” from friends and loved ones.
“Without questions … please pray for our family,” the haunting post read.
Williamson, meanwhile, posted a photo on Facebook last month of Coffman’s growing belly at 29 weeks, saying he was excited for the birth of their child.
“I’m ready!!!” Williamson wrote in a reply.
“I’m beyond ready!!!” Coffman wrote back.
“How sad,” one woman then replied late Wednesday. “She will never get to meet him.”
The apparent murder-suicide came just days after the death of Williamson’s aunt, People magazine reported.