Arrest made in deadly shooting of San Pablo pregnant woman

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Police arrested a 21-year-old man early Wednesday morning in connection with the deadly shooting of a pregnant woman and her unborn child in San Pablo Monday night.

According to police, the man arrested has been identified as Luis Javier Monje Morales. Police say a person of interest in the case identified as 21-year-old Luciano Rogelio Duarte turned himself in Wednesday morning.

The arrest was made after a standoff at an apartment complex on Valle Vista Street in Vallejo.

According to eye witnesses, police used a fire department ladder truck to remove the suspect, identified as Morales, from the roof of the building after he was placed in handcuffs.

It’s not clear at this point how Morales ended up on the roof and if he was trying to evade or hide from police.

San Pablo police say Morales will be taken to the Martinez detention center later today.

Ilaysia McCoy, 18, of San Pablo was gunned down just six days before her baby shower, police said. 

Shots rang out about 8 p.m. Monday near the corner of 17th Street and Sutter Avenue in San Pablo.

San Pablo police found McCoy in the middle of the street. Witnesses said she had been shot once in the chest.

She was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where she died. Sources say she was about seven months pregnant. Doctors performed an emergency C-section, but the unborn baby did not survive.

Police say the shooting appears to be an isolated incident. Police Cmdr. Sid De Jesus would not discuss a motive but said investigators are following up on a number of leads. 

Mccoy's family declined to speak to KTVU.

But neighbors are in shock over the killing. Many residents said they heard at least three gunshots and assumed they were fireworks at first.

"Killing a woman, a pregnant woman is something so bad," said Mario Valencia, who lives near where the shooting occurred. "Whoever did it should pay."

Carmen Navarro says she heard a group of people surrounding the woman, crying and screaming, "No lala, please."

At seven months, an unborn baby is considered viable, anyone charged in the case could potentially face double murder charges.