14/08/2014 16:54 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Heavily Pregnant Woman Shot Dead - But Baby Survives After Caesarean Delivery

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An eight months' pregnant woman was shot dead but her baby girl survived after being delivered by emergency Caesarean.

Police said Brianna Anderson, 22, was killed by her 22-year-old boyfriend in Tampa, Florida.

A short time later, her baby girl was delivered by doctors who performed an emergency Caesarean section.

The baby is said to be doing well following the tragic incident. Brianna also has a three-year-old son. Her boyfriend Jamar Silas was arrested and was charged with possession of a firearm. He is expected to be charged with murder.

Those who lived nearby the couple, in a suburb close to the University of Tampa, told ABC Action News that the pair had a 'tumultuous' relationship.