Yesterday morning, a man fatally shot his pregnant wife at a Bronx homeless shelter on Walton Avenue. The Daily News reports that Imanie Evan-Sawyer, 7 months pregnant, was trying to protect her 15-year-old son when husband Michael Sawyer was aiming his gun. Sawyer hit his wife as the teen ran across the street to the Bronx Supreme Court, yelling, "He has my mommy hostage! He's going to shoot my mom!" After shooting Evan-Sawyer, Sawyer shot himself in the head. Paramedics were unable to save the baby and one shelter resident said the couple was always fighting.
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