Baton Rouge man arrested after accidentally shooting pregnant girlfriend _lowres

Jason Williams, 19

A 19-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after accidentally shooting his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach about 10:35 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Jason Williams told police that he accidentally shot his girlfriend, also 19, while removing a handgun from a dresser at the residence they shared at 6267 Arbor Vitae Drive, Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

The victim, who was four months pregnant, was transported to a local hospital and was in critical but stable condition Friday, McKneely said in a news release. The fetus is in critical condition, he said.

Williams was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of negligent injuring and illegal use of a weapon.