NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville woman who lost her unborn baby after being shot spoke to News 2 Friday.
Metro police are still looking for the suspect after he fired a gun into a car near the intersection of Lewis Street and Lafayette Street in South Nashville earlier this week.
“It grazed me here, then went through my stomach, then went to the other side,” Kimbrasha Beard said.
On her way to the hospital, Beard said she knew the bullet had killed her baby girl.
“I wanted to see my baby; I wanted to hold her, smell her, touch her,” Beard said.
Police said multiple people were standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Lewis Street when a black Nissan Maxima approached, with Beard sitting in the front passenger seat, around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Another woman allegedly got out of the back seat, discharged bear spray at the crowd, and got back into the car.
According to authorities, a man on foot started shooting at the vehicle, hitting Beard.
“He didn’t get maced. He wasn’t in harm’s way…he didn’t want to do it, but he still did it and that one bullet took someone’s life,” Beard said.
The grief is something Beard said she’s familiar with.
“It’s not easy for me losing both of my kids.”
Several years ago, Beard lost her first-born son, Amir, when he was nine months old. She said after many years of mourning, she was ready to welcome her daughter, Icelynn. She had her baby shower just days prior to the shooting.
“I was so ready; I was beyond ready,” Beard said.
Now, she will hold a funeral for Icelynn and bury her next to Amir once she is out of the hospital.
“I was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. She could have made it; she could have been here,” Beard said.
If you would like to help out the family financially with regard to funeral arrangements and hospital bills, a GoFundMe can be found here.
If you have any information about the shooter — described by officials as a young man who was wearing a white shirt — you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.