Police shoot and kill pregnant woman during traffic stop

Lacey Denise Lamb 
By: Anika Rao 

An ordinary traffic stop turned deadly for one pregnant woman, according to reports.

A pregnant woman was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop, according to a police chief.

The shooting happened on Jamies Creek Drive in Woodruff, South Carolina, at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.

According to an incident report released by Woodruff Police Chief Darrell Dawkins, after an officer made the traffic stop, a man who was in the car, fled the scene and the officer began chasing the man. Dawkins said that while the officer was chasing the man, the woman driving the car tried to run down the police officer and the police officer reacted.

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed that the woman, identified as Lacey Denise Lamb, 28, died of a gunshot wound.
Lamb was pregnant and the baby did not survive, according to Spartanburg Coroner Randy Bogan.

State law enforcement officials at the scene said the officer was not injured.

Spartanburg County deputies said they helped police track down the Woodruff man involved and arrested him. Deputies did not say what he was charged with.

The incident is being investigated by the Office SLED forensics and the Sheriff's Office. Officials are expected to release more details about the circumstances at a later date.

An autopsy will be held on Friday.