North Carolina man charged with killing pregnant girlfriend - baby survives

Daniel Joseph Steele (image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

The Raleigh Police Department had charged a man with murder following the death of his pregnant girlfriend.

Detective say 25-year-old Kimberly Dianne Richardson was shot just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of Sumner Boulevard. The area is just south of Triangle Town Center and east of Capital Blvd.

Richardson was rushed to WakeMed where she died early Sunday morning.

Daniel Joseph Steele, 25, was arrested at his home on Snowcrest Drive a short time after the shooting.

Police say Richardson and Steele had been dating. Richardson was 6-months pregnant.

Doctors were able to save the infant, a girl. She is hospitalized at WakeMed.

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