Police ID pregnant woman killed in Lawncrest

The police department has identified the woman who was murdered Saturday night in Lawncrest as Jessica Covington, of the 6100 block of Palmetto St.

At 8:35 p.m., police responded to Palmetto Street for a shooting. Covington, 32, who was 7 months pregnant, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

A fire department medic unit transported her to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m. Her unborn baby was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m.

The investigation is active and ongoing with Homicide Detectives Division. ••