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    Murdered UM-Dearborn student athlete was pregnant, family says

    University of Michigan-Dearborn softball player KaBria Arnold was pregnant when she was gunned down Nov. 10.

    Her family revealed that detail during a candlelight vigil honoring her Nov. 15.

    Arnold, 20, was shot multiple times after her shift at Meijer on Nov. 10.

    The vigil was held outside of the Meijer on Grand River in Detroit, her place of employment.

    Prior to her death, she was a pitcher on the Wolverine’s softball team and was majoring in public health, with the end goal of becoming a nurse.

    “She was always there,” her sister, Paige Arnold told WDIV at the vigil. “For both of my pregnancies and the pregnancy that I have now, she always had my back.”

    Her family is still trying to figure out the seemingly senseless shooting.

    “I don’t understand why this is happening,” her mother Diane Arnold said. “There’s got to be a greater message in her death because it just doesn’t make any sense.”

    Her sister, Tiffany Arnold-Mitchell, also spoke highly of KaBria.

    “Kabria was just a very loving, beautiful spirit,” she said. “She always had a sense of humor, was more so the silly one.”

    The family knew something was wrong when KaBria didn’t come home quickly after her shift, relatives said.

    Her father and sister, Paige Arnold, went looking for her, and discovered police at the scene of the shooting, about five minutes from their house.

    “It was already taped off and everything,” Paige Arnold told Fox2. “We saw the truck on the side and we saw her body on the ground and we knew it was her.”

    Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Detroit Police Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

    The family posted a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. To donate, visit bit.ly/33P9Iej.


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