BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A pregnant woman is in critical, but stable condition after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the stomach Thursday night, according to officials.
The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Jason Williams, 19, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of negligent injuring and illegal use of a weapon.
Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely Jr. said the shooting happened on Arbor Vitae Drive, which is near Airline Highway and McClelland Drive, around 10:35 p.m.
He added Williams told investigators he accidentally shot his girlfriend, who is also 19 and four months pregnant, while taking a handgun out of a dresser drawer.
The victim's name was not released.