Mitarius Boyd, 21, shot seven-month-pregnant Trayantha Ferguson accused of shoplifting at Nashville Walgreens

Metro Nashville police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night involving a pregnant woman accused of shoplifting at an East Nashville drug store.

Homicide detectives are investigating the complaint of a Walgreens crew chief, identified as 21-year-old Mitarius Boyd, who allegedly shot the suspected shoplifter in the store’s parking lot on Gallatin Avenue around 8 p.m.

The woman, identified as 34-year-old Trabordha Ferguson, who was believed to be seven months pregnant, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where she is currently in critical but stable condition.

Ferguson was seriously injured and had to undergo an emergency caesarean section to deliver the child, who is also in critical but stable condition.

Boyd allegedly saw two women place items in a shopping cart and in a large shoulder bag and followed them out of the store as they walked out without paying for the items.

Boyd began checking in on the women with his cell phone, then approached the back of their vehicle as they began to put the items in the trunk.

According to police, Boyd said one of the women sprayed him with a can of Mace when he approached them, prompting him to draw his gun and fire.

He said he was scared and didn’t know if they were carrying weapons.

The women then left the scene in their vehicle while Boyd returned to the store and called 911.

The other women involved drove her to General Hospital and then left the scene.

Police seized Mitarius Boyd’s gun and mobile phone and said he had cooperated fully with the investigation.

Police will present their findings to the district attorney’s office to decide whether Boyd will be charged once the investigation is complete.

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