Prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the shooting death of a pregnant 26-year-old Mid-Michigan woman.

It started at around 11:06 p.m. on March 1 when officers arrived at the 2700 block of Weiss Street for a report of a shooting.

On the scene, officers said they found Moeneisha Moenay Ross suffering from a gunshot wound. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Saginaw Police said the incident appeared to be domestic in nature, and 27-year-old Patrick Allen Martin Jr. was taken into custody as the suspect.

He was arraigned on March 5 with one count of murder, assaulting a pregnant individual causing miscarriage/stillbirth, possessing a firearm as a felon, and three counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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"It still seems unreal to me. It's hard being over here knowing she stayed across the hall. It's hard," said Alonzo Simmons, Ross' sister.

Simmons has barely slept since his sister was gunned down in her Saginaw home Friday night.

"From my understanding, my nephews were in the apartment and they saw what happened. That hurt me more than anything because she would've never wanted them to see that happen to her," Simmons said.

He said his sister had three kids and was pregnant. He said her loss leaves his family with a void that can't be filled.

"My sister was the most loving out of all of us. She literally took care of all of us," Simmons said.

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